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Dr. Peter Ihle
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1st time is a charm-: -2nd time around you need all the help you can get. They do have a good success rate, better for long bones, ,but the fusion rate does increase
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Dr. Carl Spivak
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Stress : Stress fractures are commonly treated with fusion surgery. The fracture is usually across the pars interarticularis or the hook that holds the upper ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kent
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Vertebral column?: I am assuming you mean on the bony part, like an extra vertebrae? Yes, technically you can, although this is extremely rare. What is more common is th ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Yes & no: There are different types of fusion. Two or more bones are linked together by bone or bone substitute and ofter metal (plates, rods, screws, hooks, wi ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
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Bone fusion: Yes. Bone fusion can take up to a year and a fusion occurs more slowly in post menopausal women, people who smoke, patients who take Ibuprofen or anti ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Hard to say!: Do you have scoliosis of the upper back that exaggerates the curve of the neck forward? So head tilts farther back? Do others in your family have th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again.
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Probably not: Medications and supplements can have side effects, but it would seem that this supplement is pretty safe. See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/drugi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
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Vertebral column: The vertebrae which houses the spinal cord protects the cord and supports the body. We have, including the fused sacral vertebrae, 33 vertebrae, with ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
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8-12 weeks: It varies somewhat based upon the nature of the surgery, but a bone fusion typically takes 8-12 weeks to "heal" after surgery. Check with your doctor ... Read More

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