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Old 04-14-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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fusion hardware and airport security

Hi everyone,

I am about to take my first plane ride after my L4-L5-S1 fusion, and was wondering what the procedure was for airport security. Do you carry a doc's note, go through a special line, or just go through regular security and tell them you have metal in your back from surgery? My guess is that each airport is different.

Thanks in advance,
Katie

 
Old 04-14-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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Re: fusion hardware and airport security

Hi

I have only flown twice since my fusion ~ neither time did I need a Dr's note. Of course I did advise them of it.

Quiet Cook will see this post and if ANYONE knows ~ she will!

 
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: fusion hardware and airport security

I have flown tons since my fusion. You don't need a note and security doesn't care about hardware in your back. I suppose if you planned on taking it out while on the plane they might get concerned, but other than that they pay no attention.

 
Old 04-14-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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Re: fusion hardware and airport security

No note, no mention, it won't set off any alarms. If metal set off alarms then most people's fillings would set them off.

My husband had screws all over his body and has yet to set off any alarms.

Now, if you have a cigerette lighter, that is a whole other story

 
Old 04-15-2005, 05:53 AM   #5
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My doctor told me that it was all made out of titatium, hope that is spelled right, and would cause no problem. Valley

 
Old 04-15-2005, 07:23 AM   #6
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Re: fusion hardware and airport security

Oh, okay! I think mine is titanium, so I might be in luck. I thought for sure it would trip the sensor, so now I guess my biggest problem is how to get my shoes off and on by myself. I know I could do slip-on shoes, but those aren't very comfy for my back.

Just glad I'm not a smoker, otherwise that new law on lighters would really tick me off.

-Katie

 
Old 04-15-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=ktshobe]Oh, okay! I think mine is titanium, so I might be in luck. I thought for sure it would trip the sensor, so now I guess my biggest problem is how to get my shoes off and on by myself. I know I could do slip-on shoes, but those aren't very comfy for my back.

Just glad I'm not a smoker, otherwise that new law on lighters would really tick me off.

-Katie[/QUOTE]
Doesn't make sense that they are banning lighters, but you can carry on 4 packs of matches!

 
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