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Titanium Rods Broken

From: badback22 - on 12/29/2012 8:18am

Both rods that were installed in my back broke at almost the exact same spots within 12 days. They were just installed 6 months ago. Since the breaks thet pain has returned 10 times as much as before.
Anyone else expierenced this and what was done to help.

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on 12/31/2012 5:52pm

what were you doing when they broke?
just wondering.
ray.

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on 12/31/2012 9:48pm

hello all my dr. told me I couldnt do nothing for a year. and to this day about all i do is walk.

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on 12/31/2012 10:05pm

bad back I would guess they will go back in and replace them. what were you doing when they broke. It takes a good year before fusions heal completely . I would get a hold of your dr. about it he can xray it . hope for the best

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on 01/01/2013 12:24am

First one broke getting out of the car
Second broke while sitting down so loud my wife heard it 20 feet away

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on 01/01/2013 1:41am

hi again badluck wow They put stainless steel in mine sorry to here that they just broke gosh theres times when i wonder if mine are ok I have been back 2 times and they check them and so far so good are you wearing a radio wave belt for your fusion?

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on 01/02/2013 3:27pm

I had a cervical fusion C5,6,7 a few years ago -2006. The titanium plate broke in my neck about 6 months later. I wasn't doing anything physical besides working as a office nurse.
Titanium isn't the best . I found out the plate they used in me was made in the 80's!
I wonder if your rods were old.
I had re-do done 2 years ago,almost immediately
started having low back pain,now 4 herniated discs. Disabled now for 2 years, just got insurance thru medicare. Pain is the worst ever.

Any fusion causes further spine problems...don't do it.

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on 01/02/2013 5:37pm

hi again badback just curious when you had your surgery did they put a brace on you.? and how was your fusion doing. I was wondering if you had your brace on when they broke. just curious some doctors do bends on rods and that kind of rod I dont think its desighn to bend probley cracking. I have heard of several say they have broken. all the agony you have to go thru to have them replaced.

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