to remove and/or replace the hardware that is pushing through my back due to major muscle loss. The normal hardware used is plates, rods, screws, bone grafts. I was wondering if anybody who has had back surgery for fractures, used the "Harms Cage" TMC (Titanium Mesh Cage) to repair the fractures? I was reading up on this procedure and the failure rate is extremely low. Any info on this procedure would be greatly appreciated!!
My friend had this procedure done about 5/6 years ago, and has had great success with it. He leads a very active life, exercises and has a physical job. Only thing is i think he will require additional surgery in the future as the weight of the cage is causing pressure on his lower vertebrae, but i think the procedure is very low risk. He still has aches and pains every so often, has massage therapy/acupuncture occasionally but compare this to the state he was in (was a high risk of him not having an active life again) is was worth it! His recovery from he op' was speedy also! Good luck!
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