My girlfriend had endoscopic surgery for her scoliosis, about 9 months ago.
She has seven screws in her spine, from T6-T12. The screw in T6 is slightly loose. The doc says it 'is just coming out', but we think that he screwed up and doesn't want to admit it. Another thing that I think was a screw up is, that in addition to the 5 scars on the side of her body, there is a small scar right next to her breast.
The point of this post is, that NINE months after surgery, my girlfriends back is still killing her. Her 5 scars are starting to clear up, and are only slightly sore, but her actual spine cause her a lot of pain.
First of all, I would like to know if this is typical. Second of all, I would like to know if anything can be done to minimise her pain.
Her back had started to get a little better, but she fell on it a few weeks ago and it hurt again. It is starting to get better again now.
Both of us deduced that the 'extra' scar was probably for ventilation. The rest of her scar have begun to fade, but I don't think they will ever gp away.
That could be....I had a scar that was odd and when I read the operative report I found out that they used that spot to harvest my bone marrow. It's crazy what they can do. I am glad that she is doing better!
She would probably have to call her surgeon and just ask for one. I needed mine for a supplemental insurance. It might be kind of an icky read (for lack of a better word). They do a lot of stuff while they are in there....but if it gives you guys some info and clarity, I think you are entitled to that!