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Old 05-07-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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Will 3rd time be a charm.

I go in monday for a ACDF on c5-6-7. In March 09 I had ACDF at c6-7 and the donor bone was bad. It started breaking down within 6 weeks. In October 09 I went back in for c6-7 repair. This one is partially fusing but only on bottom half. The top is not fusing and the screw is slipping. New doctor looked at MRI and xrays and said I need 3rd surgery and he would have fused c5-6 as well so back I go. Anyone else have to go through 3 surgeries for the same issue?
ACDF C6-7 3/31/2009. Disc herniations and cord impingement at C5-6.

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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Re: Will 3rd time be a charm.

I had the same surgery c5 thru c7 acdf, then a year later they had to go in thru the back of my neck and use two rods and 6 more screws to complete the fusion process cuz the acdf didnt work, now im still experiencing alot of pain and wish i never let them slice me open!! Im not doin a 3rd time!! Just my opinion.. good luck to you!!!

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