Hardware removal surgery
My daughter (17) had L5 S1 fusion 2 years ago and is now having back pain again. Her doctor says in 10% of cases (especially thin people), the hardware needs to be removed. He says she is fully fused and has tried an injection to relieve the pain...it didn't do anything. I am trying to find information about the surgery - how long is the typical hospital stay and recovery period. She is a junior in high school and she doesn't want to miss too much school but cannot make it until the summer. Any information would be great. Thanks.