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Spinal Fusion Surgery L5 S1
Should i shave my pubic area if I am getting an anterior spinal fusion for l5-s1? I am having surgery on the 12th of this january
Just ask: Seeing as your surgery is months away, there's plenty of time to ask your surgeon what his or her preference is when you follow up with them. Depending on how much hair you have, and where the planned incision is, you may not have to shave at all. If you have hair in or very near the surgical field, it will have to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery to cause two or more spine segments to be joined together through a growth of bone initiated by the placement of bone tissue or graft taken from the patient or from a donor source or even a manufactured source which could include: bone growth proteins and particulate structures that act as scaffolds for bone to grow on and may include implants or instrumentation ...Read more
I had a spinal fusion of the l5/s1 in 2004 along with a grafting of my tailbone. I now have thoracolumbar levoscoliosis. Does this mean more surgery?
I have had a two-level spinal fusion (l5-s1). What is the best way to avoid (or prolong) adjacent disc disease?
Not much : Accelerated adjacent segment degeneration is relatively common and concerns adverse effects following spinal fusion. It is believed that this accelerated degeneration is due in large part to increased mechanical stress on the adjacent motion segments. Stay in shape, do not gain weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After having a failed laminectomy w/ spinal fusion @ l5-s1, what can't they surgically fix the area ?
Lumbar fusion: Failed can mean alot of things. Is it that you are not happy with the results? Or is there still a problem that is operative, i.e. Adjacent level syndrome at the level above the fusion or did the fusion not take at l5/s1 and there is a nonunion. I'm sure that your spine surgeon has discussed this with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a spinal fusion. This will be my second one. L5 s1. I don't wqnt to use my own bone. What are my options?
7 yrs after having a spinal fusion of L5-S1, L4-L5, can the pain that's increasing in my lower back be from the hardware?
Potentially: Suggest you visit a spine surgeon for thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
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