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Spine fusion rejection

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Fever, Chills, drain: Signs of infection after spinal fusion surgery are similar to other signs of injections, namely fevers, shaking chills, swelling, redness or drainage ... Read More
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Spinal fusion: Hardware rejection is extremely rare, especially with current titanium implants... Infection can happen unfortunately, and is typically associated wit... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Spine Fusion: Lumbar fusion is more difficult to heal than cervical in most cases. More muscle is moved, so more soreness after. Minimally invasive techniques seem ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: The loose body can cause pain or become source of infection or could be asymptomatic
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: ask your orthopedic surgeon who is in the best position to answer this question.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Stability stops pain: The spine is made up of many moving parts, joints, ligaments, bones and disks. When the parts become damaged, unstable or worn, movement becomes pain... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
Spine fusion : It's a big undertaking. Recovery can take 6 weeks to 4 to 6 months. Fusions are indicated when there is instability in the spine with nerve compress... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Spine fusion: An anterior and posterior fusion is the best option to obtain a solid fusion. Often eliminating the mechanical back pain will lead to improved range o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
These surgeries are : Typically for revision(repeat) surgery or for more complex deformity surgery or in cases where there may be also a concern for the fusion healing. In... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Spinal fusion: Yes it is possible for a spinal fusion to fail. This possibility is best discussed with your surgeon to evaluate and to start proper treatment for yo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 37 years experience
Fusion confusion: There are many reasons a spine fusion can be recommended. For back pain, a fusion should only be considered as a last resort after all other options ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Bowling: Given the physical requirements for bowling such as trunk flexion and swinging of a heavy object in one arm, your fusion should be fairly well healed ... Read More

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