Revision Neck Surgery
This is a 64 year old female that had neck surgery twice before. Her most recent neck surgery was over a year and a half ago. Since then, she has been experiencing increased neck pain with recent new onset right arm shooting pain. She also had progressively worse headaches with weakness of her right arm.
She is currently doing very well with minimal pain. Her upper arm strength has returned to normal and her severe headaches have resolved.
*Warning: Graphic images below
She had neck X-Rays performed. On her flexion X-Rays, it became apparent that she had a
pseudoarthrosis (non-union) at two of the prior three levels.
Her MRI showed a new disc herniation at C6-7 pressing on her spinal cord while her Cat Scan
showed the pseudoarthrosis (non-fusion) at two levels of her spine, as suspected by her XRrays.
This is an implant removed from her neck.
These are pictures of the iliac crest harvest and removal of bone from the iliac crest.
This is the space where the implant was and then the space being filled with the iliac crest bone graft.
These are the post operative radiographs showing excellent alignment and placement of the hardware.
She is currently doing very well with minimal pain.
Her upper arm strength has returned to normal and her severe headaches have resolved.