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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Spine and Back Health
Large Tranverse Process
I have been told I have pseudarthrosis in sacrum and large tranverse elements on left side of spine. What does this mean and how will it be fixed?
Hello, thank you for your question. For once, I am actually stumped. I have no idea what this is referring to. The terminology you have used does not make any sense to me. Pseudoarthrosis is a term that usually indicates a failed attempt at surgical fusion of the spine. Have you had surgery? As far as how to 'fix' this, there's no way I can give you that information. It would depend on what exactly the problem is, what your symptoms are, and a number of other factors that go beyond the scope of what can be done on this website. Good luck.
David J Hart, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University