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Old 06-22-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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L5S1 posterior interbody fusion post 10 years

MyL5 S1 posterior interbody fusion is no longer stable after a fall down the stairs 5 months ago. Doe anyone know what approach will be utilized to repair I do have extensive lumbar back history of 8 total lumbar procedures with the last being posterior fusion L5-L2 5

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Old 06-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: L5S1 posterior interbody fusion post 10 years

It really depends and they may not know until they are in. They may clean out the old fusion, add bmp, restabilize with screws, plates, rods, or larger rods.

I have a fusion from 1982 and they told me this is common after 10 to 15 years. Fortunately I have not had this issue but I have had problems with above the fusion - new levels.

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