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Spinal fusion - Hooks & rods broken

I had scoliosis as a teen and had spinal fusion with hooks & rods in 2005. Several years ago I broke both rods unexpectedly mid back. The pain lingers but isn't too bad most days, however I've noticed I do not sit up straight as I used to. One Dr. has recommended to remove the type of hardware I have to pedicle screws...A WHOLE NEW TYPE OF SURGERY. I received a second opinion and that Dr. said if my pain happens to get worse then to proceed with the surgery.

I cannot find any other internet folk who have gone through this. Have you had hooks & rods and then went through a second surgery to correct with pedicle screws?
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