lumbar laminecctomy/fusion with Harrington rods and screws
Am 3 months shy of 2 years post lumbar laminectomy / fusion with intrapedicular pins(screws) and postiorior Harrington Rods, with severe (ice-pick) pain at 7th screw site and pain in thighs, constant spasms in legs. CT suggests possible movement of screw; surdeon says "just go in and unscrew it". Any one have options?
severe "ice pik" pain with no discernable pattern, for last 6 mo. Been "watching"it,getting worse, advised a screw was moving at the site, CT = post operative changes w/ posterior fusion as described w/ intrapedicular pins and posterior Harrington Rods and laminectomy changes at L4-5, no fracture, no stenosis, no displaced fragments. I have no idea what level procedure, sorry. I rehabed in nursing home, then had home heath physical therapy, learned to walk again, regained the use of left leg! But then had symptoms w/ right leg 3 mo. post surgery: numbness @ lower R shin, pain in R thigh, sciatic pain R butt. All monitored as wait and see, until 7/19/10 w/ CT. Had respiratory complications @ initial surgery, reintubation concious sedation= need for nursing home= lung abcess (abscess)= continuous IV antibiotic 6 weeks. I'M ALL SHOOK UP!!!!
Sounds like you've been through a really rough time. I had to relearn how to us my right leg too, after surgery. Hope you feel better and maybe when you do feel better you can let him go in there and take care of that screw.
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