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MarkZuzz
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Joined: 02-06-2020
Location: New York
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  • MarkZuzz
    replied to Urgent surgery questions
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    SCI-Nurse,

    I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Hate to keep bothering you. Do you have any thoughts on the above question? I tied looking but getting mixed ideas/opinions.

    Mark
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  • MarkZuzz
    replied to Urgent surgery questions
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    SCI-Nurse,


    Can I ask you another question? I had original rods in 1993 I believe they were Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation made of Stainless Steel. The doctor wants me to have an MRI of my lower back lumbar region where there aren't any rods. I hear a lot about the magnetic force...
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    Last edited by MarkZuzz; 05-24-2020, 12:17 PM.

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  • MarkZuzz
    replied to Urgent surgery questions
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    Thank you again for the reply. I spoke with the surgeon who told me the surgery would be approx 8 to 10 hours. He and his team (no orthopedic), they are using a SSEP system and a MEP system which is good to know Thank you for informing me about this topic. The Charcot joint was never mentioned to me...
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    Last edited by MarkZuzz; 05-16-2020, 12:13 PM.

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  • MarkZuzz
    replied to Urgent surgery questions
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    Thank you for the quick reply, the surgeon is a neurosurgeon, at Mount Sinai in NY. I will definitely ask about the SSEP monitoring. I spoke to a few other surgeons and am trying to get more opinions but it is very difficult with COVID shutting down the hospitals for the last 2+ months. I am getting...
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    Last edited by MarkZuzz; 05-15-2020, 07:50 PM.

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  • MarkZuzz
    started a topic Urgent surgery questions
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    Urgent surgery questions

    I have a question maybe someone can help me answer. In 1999, 20 years ago I had a incomplete spinal cord injury at the age of 16. I have a long medical history stemming from a spinal cord deformity caused by a childhood tumor but my actually injury was trauma.

    I had emergency decompression...
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