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Acdf recovery time

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on how : Surgery is done- bone graft from your own hip region known as an iliac graft and whether any plate or instrumentation is used. However, for most it i... Read More
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
6 weeks: Most patients will be asked to restrict activities for about 6 weeks after ACDF surgery, with a typical recommendation being no lifting more than a ga... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Certainly: Always consult with your surgeon when. But absolutely you may resume even contact sports like pro football after single level fusion is solid. General... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
yes: Once a fusion is quite solid, there are no activity restriction from having an acdf. The most recent, well known example of this is peyton manning, w... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Neurosurgery: Based on whether a graft is placed the recovery time averages about 8 weeks sometimes a bit longer.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Postop acf: U have irritation of one of the nerves to the larynx. And to a portion of the esophagus. Both of these structures can be irritated by the procedure u ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
May be unrelated: Your fusion should be stable now. The shoulder blade pain could be a problem with a different level, or more likely a simple scapular deconditioning s... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Try gargling with warm sal... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Post surgical pain: Post op pain usually take upto 4- 6 wks to heal. Having sais that it is all based on the severity of the problem to start with prior to surgery and h... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Motion: There are pros/cons of both procedures, but they both should alleviate cervical disc related radiculopathy and have basically the same surgical risks.... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
ACDF: Once may patients are healed, (usually 3 months), for the soft tissues I allow my patients to have deep tissue massage

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