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recovery time harrington rod removal

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Lots of physical therapy and conditioning inceases the rate of success.

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
6weeks: Give the muscle a a chance to heal before using themcheck with your surgeon.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assuming the fusion: Assuming the fusion has healed, lifting can progress as the soft tissues heal with low weight like 5 lbs immediately and heavier loads gradually over ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Ask your surgeon: I don't know why you had the rod removed. If there was no problem with the rod, and you had a successful fusion, i'm not sure why the rod was removed ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rods for scoliosis: Dr harrington develppedrods to assist inspine deformity corection and fusions these rods are rarely used today dr. Harrington a pioneer upon whose sho ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on length: Usually only a few ounces.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Harrington rods: These are old rods with hooks which were used to attach multiple segments of the spine by a single hook above and a single hook below. 2 rods were us ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Multiple reasons: Some of these are: rod breaks rod comes unhooked fusion fails rod becomes painful any problem with the rod or hook.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Fusion: You can do whatever you want but why take the chance of possible spine injury? I do not recommend it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: These are stainless steel and cannot/will not rust.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Not really rare: The tip can start to protrude through the skin surface as the muscle atrophies around the rod or if the tip comes unhooked or rod breaks, it can press ... Read More

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