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Spine Surgery

Spine

Hardware is used in many different types of spine surgeries. Some types of hardware are not necessarily designed to be permanent and are used primarily to support the spine during the healing process. Other types of hardware are meant to permanently replace parts of your body. Nonetheless, all hardware has the potential for failure.

Each type of failed hardware can cause its own unique pains. Failed pedicle screws can pinch nerves. Artificial disc failure can trigger autoimmune responses, inflammation, infection, and other issues related to improper sizing.

When the hardware used in spine surgery fails, the most common course of action is hardware removal. Depending on the type of hardware, it may be possible to undergo only minimally invasive surgery. Some types of hardware can be removed while the patient is awake under mild sedation.