Had burst compression # L1 Jan,2011. Surgical instrumentation 2 rods, 4 screws T12-L2 without fusion. Initial plan was to remove hardware
after 1 year to restore range of motion. Xrays look great but surgeon now sounds unsure about removing hardware. What are the pros and cons. Would like it removed but not if it could potentially worsen my symptoms. What are the risks of leaving them in (unfused) I'm feeling quite unsure what to do.