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Old 10-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question hardware removal

has anyone who has had hardware removed get pain relief

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Old 10-11-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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Re: hardware removal

I had a broken rod replaced after one year...Now I have two rods in the lumbar area...T10 to L4...a lot of pain daily. I am about 27 years post op.....I don't think they would be able to get the rods out.

Are you having hardware removed????


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Old 10-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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Re: hardware removal

Yes - I got relief that lasted about 2 mos until scar tissue became an issue. Do not know if the scar tissue was related to the removal of the hardware - I just know that the feeling from the hardware rubbing against whatever it was is gone.

Old 10-11-2006, 08:25 PM   #4
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Re: hardware removal

I'll let you know in a few weeks. That's when I'm getting my screws and rods removed. Can anyone share any encouraging stories about success after removing this hardware-- I'm scared out of my mind that it only will create more scar tissue and do nothing but make my pain worse-- I'm trying to stay positive but I could use some positive stories to hang onto.

By the way, what is this all about? I've heard that some surgeons can put sleeves around the nerves to prevent re-adhesions. What are these sleeves made out of? Is it successful?

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