Has anyone got any informaiton on deco diving with a back full of Titanium ?

3 years 1 day ago - 3 years 1 day ago #300972 by Chriso
Chriso created the topic: Has anyone got any informaiton on deco diving with a back full of Titanium ?
Well Surgery is done and dusted and on the way to recovery, should be back in the water around October.

My question for the medical boffins.. What are the drawbacks to diving with a L4/5 fusion, other than weight bearing of gear "Yea I know I need to take it easy" I am keen to know if a back full of titanium and scare tissue increases the risk of DCI at all?





Cheers
Chriso
Last Edit: 3 years 1 day ago by Chriso. Reason: Photos :)

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3 years 20 hours ago #300973 by slug
slug replied the topic: Has anyone got any informaiton on deco diving with a back full of Titanium ?
I've heard of integral weights, but that's ridiculous!

Can't answer your question, but there'll certainly be other things you'll need to be careful of too.

Hope it heals up well. Regards.. Greg C.

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2 years 11 months ago #300979 by happy58900
happy58900 replied the topic: Has anyone got any informaiton on deco diving with a back full of Titanium ?
Chris I have no facts but had the same Op done 15 years ago and have never had a twinge but always make sure a do a little more deco than needed .

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2 years 11 months ago #300985 by Andy Del
Andy Del replied the topic: Has anyone got any informaiton on deco diving with a back full of Titanium ?
Second image, to the right. that's either a rather agricultural stent, you didn't empty your pockets, or why the #$%&(*@ #%^*&$ is that spring left behind...?

Quite possibly, your best answers will come from your surgeon, who has the best knowledge of how much scar tissue there is and how perfusion to this area has potentially been effected by your procedure.

cheers

Andy

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2 years 11 months ago #301008 by Bazza
Bazza replied the topic: Has anyone got any informaiton on deco diving with a back full of Titanium ?
Ah Andy ... hes just happy to see you !

regards Baz

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