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What is risk of having an epidural after having a spinal fracture stabilized with titanium?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Epidural

Same as having a regular epidural.
Having the fusion does not put you at greater risk.

In brief: Epidural

Same as having a regular epidural.
Having the fusion does not put you at greater risk.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

This depends on if the fracture is near where the epidural is being placed.
Previous spine surgery can make epidural placement difficult, may affect how the local anesthetic spreads, and may increase the risk of a wet tap (when the epidural needle inadvertently enters the spinal fluid).

In brief: Varies

This depends on if the fracture is near where the epidural is being placed.
Previous spine surgery can make epidural placement difficult, may affect how the local anesthetic spreads, and may increase the risk of a wet tap (when the epidural needle inadvertently enters the spinal fluid).
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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