Re: non-union after fusion
Hi, Toonces. I had a non-union for thoracic - so take what I say from that perspective. I had to have a revision surgery from a different approach with new & different hardware. New BMP, too. It was not my ideal situation, but it was successful. I had XLIF originally & a posterior approach for the revision.
There wasn't an option for me, because it was not safe to be going around with unstable bones. And they hurt like the dickens.
So, that's how it happened for me. Good luck. Non-unions do happen, but they are not a predictor of failure forever. Keep your chin up. Good luck to you.