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spinal fusions (3)with harrington rods

Posted by fowler on January 29, 2001 at 19:39:04:

Between the years 1996 and 2001 my husbane who is now 55 years old has had several spinal fusions at local hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. The first two fusions were failures and no more could be done here therefore the trip to Mayo was scheduled. He had more fusions at Mayo in 1998 with insertion of harrington rods and several screws and hooks. the surgeries were done on two seperate days and involved front and back incisions. He suffered greatly after the surgery, never fully recovering. On Jan 5 of this year he had to return to have instrementation removed, sent home for six weeks with picline antibiotics having to return sometime in March. The bottom line to my message is he has suffered more complications from this mess than any human should have to. His advice for anyone considering this surgery-dont do it!!!!!Seek out other alternatives if you have to go out of the country. His initial problems were caused by childhood scoliosis. Thanks



Re: spinal fusions (3)with harrington rods (Archive in Rolfing.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 31, 2001 at 13:11:00:

In Reply to: spinal fusions (3)with harrington rods posted by fowler on January 29, 2001 at 19:39:04:

Hi, Fowler.

The REAL tragedy is that Rolfing would have resolved the scoliosis at nearly any time up till he had his first surgery.

Walt




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