A 30-year-old member asked:
I have a fusion at l4-l5 i have a broken screw and another screw that appears to be backing out is there any way to fix my issue ?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: You need to determine why the screw broke and the other is backing out. Most likely, you have a pseudoarthrosis (meaning the fusion did not heal). Another surgery may be needed to help re-fuse the area. I recommend evaluation by a spinal surgeon.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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