Fusion without disk removal??????
I am so baffled. I have been in bad pain and my doctor that did my lumbar fusion L3-4-5. Keeps telling me nothing is wrong. Well I went a got a third opinion yesterday. The Neurosurgeon got very quite. And said you are never going to fuse. I asked why and he said. The ortho doctor that did your fusion never removed your disks. They are still there. I am speechless. I have never in my life heard of this. Whats the point of putting in hardware if your going to leave bad disks in. I thought the whole point of a fusion was to remove bad disks, insert cadaver bone, and have them fuse to the vertebrae. Hence a fusion. Please tell me this a bad joke.