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recovery time after spinal fusion surgery

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Deprends: On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Varies: The recovery time after back fusion surgery is determined by the extensiveness of the procedure, open or minimally invasive, and the number of levels ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
4 months: Usually 4 months. Check out Spine-health.com.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal : Spinal fusions can be very large surgeries if multiple levels are being fused. The more levels fused, the larger the incision and the larger area that ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This depends on: Several variables: your age, your health, your weight status & nutritional status, how in shape you are, smoking history, reason for surgery, type of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This depends on: Several variables: age, health, weight & nutritional status, how in shape you are, smoking history, reason for surgery, fusion type with # of levels ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Benglis
16 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine fusion: It's all about creating realistic expectations. I tell my fusion patients whether minimally invasive or open that they are going to hurt and have a r ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See below...: Another surgery may or may not work to achieve spinal fusion. You and your doctor need to figure out if there are any risk factors for the fusion to f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assuming that you : Are fully healed and rehabilitated you should try to avoid any activities that involve combined repetitive flexion and rotation like racquet sports an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Varies greatly: Healing can take up to six months, and sometimes people will continue to have pain. Acute, post surgical pain should subside by three to six weeks, bu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Assistance: When I have patients who live alone and are preparing to have spinal fusion surgery, it is wise to consider the aftercare situation. If there is a poo ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain: Sometimes people continue to have sciatica pain because the screws have loosened or an infection has developed. Sometimes it just takes a long time f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: As a spine surgeon i tell patients to sleep however they are comfortable.
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