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Posted in: Back pain, Scoliosis, and Surgery.

2nd time broken rods fusion T10 -S1

Started by Jtbl5616 on 01/29/2019 7:53pm

I had a spinal fusion from T10 - S1 in 2010, the first time both of my rods broke was 5 years later (2015) and my surgeon did a repair. Three weeks ago (January 2019) one of the rods broke again. My surgeon can't figure out why they keep breaking. He said a contributing factor may be that they got my spine "ridiculously straight" which would add more pressure to the rods. He wants me to wait 2 months for the inflammation to go down, do a ct scan and then go back to him so we can figure out whether he is going to do another repair or replace all the hardware. Has anyone had anything similar happen?

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Hello-I have been faced with a decision as well with what to do with a broken rod. However, I have only broken it once and am so sorry to hear about your situation. I know the thought of enduring more of these surgeries is horrifying. Can I ask what you have done since you posted? I am waiting cat scan results and am going to give it 4 weeks before I go back to my surgeon to see if my symptoms get better.