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    Old 07-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #1
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    Question ACD C5-C6 w/o fusion

    I had a anterior cervical disectomy on Feb.3rd. Most of the posts that I read have had fusions, I did not have a fusion. I am still having alot of problems and just went for my umpteenth x-ray. I would like to hear from some people who have had this surgery and have had problems afterward. It is extremely frustrating.
    Feb.2003-ACD w/o fusion at C5-6.
    Oct.2003-C4-5 disc bulging, C3-4 disc protrusion.
    Degenerative Spondylosis, DDD, Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Bone Marrow Edema, etc...

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    Old 07-09-2003, 09:48 PM   #2
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    Hi sroman127,

    Welcome Aboard!!

    I can't answer your question as I've not had surgery but I wanted to bump this back up for ya so it didn't get lost in the shuffle.

    Take Care,

    • Sept‘63,fall on back on stairs,compression fractures of T6 and T8
    • 1993 X-ray Diagnosed DDD
    • Nov,2002 MRI C4-C5 posterior osteophytic bar effacing ventral thecal sac, stenosis of neural foramina.C5-C6 posterior disc protrusion effacing VTS. Stenosis of neural foramina.C6-C7 posterior disc herniation effacing VTS.stenosis of neural foramina.C7-T1perineural cysts in both neural foramina.left convex scoliosis mid thoracic spine.wedging of T7. wedging of T5.degen.end plate changes at T8-T9. L4-L5 diffuse disc bulge effacing VTS.hypertrophy of facet joints,central spinal stenosis.L5-S1 posterior disc protrusion with associated tear of annulus fibrosis. hypertrophy of facet joints.S1-S2 Perineural cysts involving S1-S2 nerve roots.
    • So far have tried: meds,physio,acupuncture all to no avail.

    Old 07-11-2003, 04:41 AM   #3
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    the area is supposed to fill in naturally. they may not have wanted to fuse it, because fusion sets you up for troubles at other levels because of lack of flexibility.

    L5 fused early 80's for spondylolisthesis
    2 level acdf 6/2000
    repair torn labrum 7/2000
    shoulder impingement 5/2003
    results are in, the fusion never fully healed. =/
    revision and an overhaul surgery set for June 27th

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