Reply To: CIDP cause – surgery & implants
I developed CIDP after having major hours-long surgery to put my fractured pelvis back together. I have seven very long screws across my sacrum, which had been shattered. I was told I would be back to normal in three months, but I never recovered. I grew weaker, lost my balance, became unable to walk without a walker or cane, then started using a wheelchair. I was diagnosed with CIDP eventually when I was so weak and so consumed by nerve pain that I couldn’t function. By the time I was diagnosed, a year after my surgery, an EMG showed I had lost 80% of the nerve function in my legs. The connection between my fractures and surgery and the onset of CIDP seems perfectly clear to me.