My daughter had harrington rods placed in her back after a very bad car accident in 1991. Recently she started to have severe pain;mostly in her legs. She had been to many doctors but no one can give her a diagnosis; must pain meds. Both rods are broken. Could this be the reason. I feel so bad for her. Can you give her hope. Thank you
hello dear trickey,
Broken rods are not good. i hope those harrington rods are of Titanium. If it's of titanium , you can do a MRI. However if they are of steel, then you need to do a MDCT scan. The idea is to see whether it's causing any irritation to the nerve roots, etc. Also, i don't know from which level to which level are these rods implanted, as the reason of pain , may not be related to these broken rods, rather to a new pathology.
Can you tell me about the details of the first surgery?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.