Re: revision surgery, hooks replaced with screws
Good luck in your recovery Josh and you pay attention to the physio! You don't want to mess this up by moving to fast! After my revision surgery April 12th I have felt so much better than I did prior to surgery that I sometimes when in bed think I can get up normal and then remember that I just had surgery and must log roll. The rest of the time I'm wearing my brace so I can't mess up to bad during those hours. I had 2 loose screws at the bottom of the fusion site and the vertebrae collapsed and tilted as a result. The whole thing was terrible and I really don't want to go through this again. I know you don't so be careful!!!
Margaret (43 years old. Thoracolumbar Scoliosis, hyper-kyphosis, cervical hyper-lordosis, flatback, DDD, spondylolithesis, canal stenosis, collapsed, herniated, and perforated discs. Surgery: Dr. DeWald, Chicago Rush University Medical Center, 12/28/2011: Fusion T11-L4. Screws in the L4 became loose and vertebrae slipped backward causing the L3 to sit on L4 at an angle and straightened the normal lordotic curve. Revision surgery 04/12/2013: realign L3-4, installed 2 cages between L3-4 packed with BMP and bone graft, install larger screws and restore normal lordosis.