At recent visit, doctor reveiwed new MRI and stated that the rods (2) and screws (6) were only inserted as a temporary stabilizer and the FDA recommends removal after about 12 months. This was never mentioned pre-op and need to know if this is normal procedure.
Yes, removing rods and screws after back surgery is a normal procedure. Rods and screws are foreign bodies that can provoke an inflammatory reaction, and thatâs why they require removal after a period of time.
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