Should the patient be re-operated or conservative treatment should be done?

A patient aged 62 years.spinal surgery done b4 3 years at D11-L1 level and screws and rods fixed..patient severely osteoporotic. After surgery patient fell 5-6 times and so the rod got bent and now the doctor advises for re-operation..he says that another 2-3 rods needs to be fixed..so should the patient go 4 operation??
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Sep 06, 2012
The patient has experienced the operation before, knows the risks of falling again and has talked to the doctor about it. Nobody has better information for answering this question than the patient.
Rob
Answered Sep 06, 2012
For the patient with osteoporosis he'll need real care coz. of the liability of bones for fracture more, so the re-operation mostly better to suit his age and state with care of the available medical equipments in the hospital, but if the bone is in a bad situation they'll prefer to not interfere and destruct the bone as a whole..
These as Rob said need the doctor directions for the patient...
My4649
Answered Sep 06, 2012

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