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  • is the operation to remove metal as bad as the 1st one in the back?

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    Old 10-05-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
    mistyone
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    Post is the operation to remove metal as bad as the 1st one in the back?

    i believe i am going to have my metal screws and rods taken out in feb 04 when the bone matures. this will be done posterioraly. is this as bad an operation as the PCDF that i had in the neck to begin with? has anyone had the metal taken out and if so what was the recoverytime i am looking at and how painful is the op? mistyone

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    sept 02 nasty car crash by drunk driver. got C5-6-7 HNP, T-7-8 bulge, 8-9, 10-11 HNP, L 5 L3 S1 lateral recess, ACDF with my hip on right side, posterior CDF w 11 screws and 4 plates, hareware has to come out in feb 04 when the bone has matured. my n/s quit her practice an not i am up the creek trying to find another n/s or orthopod to help me as they are all fearful of malpractice where the other doctor was.....not on pain meds but on xanax 1 mg and effexor 75 mgs. have torn right rotator cuff w/ some DDD thrown in for good meaure. have left hand dominant CTS and not a happy camper right now....

     
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