A 60-year-old female asked:
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Going for final consult for back surgey putting spacers in instead of fusion what are my chances for good results have had two partial discemonys?

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
44 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fair chance: Reoperations after back surgery are particularly difficult to predict because of tendency to form scar tissue and increased complications. But if you have enough symptoms and the operating surgeon feel comfortable recommending the surgery then there is reasonable chance of good outcome . But not guarentee.
Answered on Dec 14, 2013
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