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Fusion problem - AQA - 07-05-2009 11:27 PM
Back in 2005 I had a fusion. L5-S1.
The other day I had a mylogram and a CT Scan done to see if there was any scar tissue.
I just finished reading the medical results and noticed on both reports it says "There is incomplete fusion of the disk space. the alignment is normal. There is no evidence for extravasation of the contrast."
With all that said, has anyone had a problem with the fusion not fusing????? If so, what was done to correct the situation???? I do relize the the screws and plates are in place and holding. I am just interested in what may happen next.
RE: Fusion problem - Badcompany - 07-06-2009 11:05 AM
My fusion started but seems to be slow....I am curious to know as well as this was the same question I never got an answer to.
When I asked my doctor he just said I will fuse....Ive asked a few others and got the answer of "Oh the screws and plates will hold!".............?
RE: Fusion problem - AQA - 07-06-2009 11:52 PM
I will find out the end results in the beging of September. I have to hand deliver these reports to my PM DR. at the end of this month and then the neuro and pm wil decide what to do.
I will let you know what happens.
RE: Fusion problem - Still in Limbo - 07-07-2009 11:56 AM
I Wish I had an Answer for You AQA, but I have Never had a Fusion! I do Wish You the Very Best though, and if this gets to Bothering You too Long, Maybe You could Call Your Dr.'s PA and Ask Them a Few Questions, that may Ease Your Mind! I Hate having to Wait for Test Results to be Explained to Me, so I know How You Feel!
RE: Fusion problem - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 07-07-2009 02:32 PM
I would think, even if a non-fusion, it will be ok. Since there is a plate and screws that holds it all together. The only problem would be, if the part added in to make the fusion would move, then there would be a problem. But, if it hadn't moved by now, it most likely won't move.