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anterior vs posterior cervical fusion

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
If diagnosis correct: There are no other options, otherwise you would be in pain not to mention the fact that you might develop upper extremity weakness.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
No: That would be unusual unless you were an extremely thin person or you had other previous surgeries in that area.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes but: More painful and leaves a degenerative motion segment behind to hurt later and collapse further the post vs anterior study had been done anterior had ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Do you have any symptoms from it? If the answer is yes? What are the symptoms? Then we could help with the question?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
T2-L1?: That would be a very large fusion. But if it were t12-l1, then, yes you may develop pain in other areas of the spine. The fused area is stiff and ne ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Has risks: Refer to your provider for assessment of risks and benefits before having any procedure performed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Routine: An anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (acdf) is a commonly performed procedure for cervical disc herniation pathology. The results are usually a ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
See the list: Here are the risks: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, paralysis, loss of voice, ongoing numbness and tingling, failure to improve, failure of fusio ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple : In an otherwise healthy person, a posterior cervical surgery is relatively safe; but potential complications can include infection, blood loss requiri ... Read More

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