spinal instrumentation withOUT fusion
Hello! I had a L1 burst fracture followed by L2, L1 & T12 instrumentation withOUT fusion. I am now, under advice from a few doctors, considering taking the instrumentation out to prevent failure, pain etc. The bone is healed great but my doctor is concerned about how well the joint will function without instrumentation. He said that if the joint doesn't function properly, I'll have to have another operation to have the bones fused. Has anyone else had anything similar or could give me some advice regarding this??