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Any advice on aging with nonremovable steel spinal rods (short fusion long rod technique) that are already 25 yrs old?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Depends...

I would leave in any spinal hardware that is not causing symptoms.
If there is associated back pain with the hardware, you should see a spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain and see if hardware removal is needed.

In brief: Depends...

I would leave in any spinal hardware that is not causing symptoms.
If there is associated back pain with the hardware, you should see a spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain and see if hardware removal is needed.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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