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Why would a harrington rod patient gradually feel mild weakness, 1st in 1 thigh, & 2 yr later the other thigh and calf? Just lack of exercise?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Lower degeneratiion

Many harrington fusion stopped atl 4 leavingtwo out of five joints too brand able to wear out quickly causing stenosis sand forinal collapse at l45 causing L4 and L5 symptoms adjacent segment disease with flat back syndrome mild nerve pressure with degeneration an loss of spacing.

In brief: Lower degeneratiion

Many harrington fusion stopped atl 4 leavingtwo out of five joints too brand able to wear out quickly causing stenosis sand forinal collapse at l45 causing L4 and L5 symptoms adjacent segment disease with flat back syndrome mild nerve pressure with degeneration an loss of spacing.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Adjacent segment

I would recommend an evaluation of the lower portion of the rod/fusion.
Over years, there can be the development of arthritic changes at that region. Those changes can lead to spinal canal stenosis with associated leg pains/weakness.

In brief: Adjacent segment

I would recommend an evaluation of the lower portion of the rod/fusion.
Over years, there can be the development of arthritic changes at that region. Those changes can lead to spinal canal stenosis with associated leg pains/weakness.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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