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Hardware Fracturing

Started by DJ Metcalf on 05/18/2015 1:09pm

I had 4 titanium rods & 8 titanium screws installed in my low back Nov 2014. I recovered quickly and was back at my desk job by Jan 5, 2015. I worked for 4 weeks, before losing my job. My x-rays were showing proper placement, until about 6-8 wks ago, where the 2 bottom screws began fracturing. The x-ray last week clearly shows the bottom 2 screws have broken into. My surgeon said that he would go back in & try to repair/replace hardware, but that he could make no promises. He suggests that I try to manage the pain with 2-3 Hydrocodone daily.
Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do about it?

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