My question is that I have had 3 Back surgeries since August last but, it seems that after each surgery the pain hs gotten worse in my left hip area. So my pain management doc. did another ct/myelogram and when I asked about the report I was told that they couldn't give my the results until I made an appt. So, I went to the hospital where I had the myelogram and got a copy and on it is states that there was a "surgical defect" noted through the left facet and base of the transvers process. Can anyone help me interpret what that means? I appreciate any help.
Welcome to the Pain Management Forum. You are an assertive and smart patient to obtain the medical report form the hospital. I'm sorry your pain has increased.
I am not well versed in the surgical area. If I understand the term correctly it means an area that wasn't completely approximated during the surgery for one reason or another. That would cause a surgical defect. It doesn't necessarily mean an error was made not that this is serious. I would have to hear the conclusion of impression of the repeat to better interpret the report.
Sorry I cannot be more definitive. I'll look forward to your updates. Best of luck and please take care, Tuck
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.