A 44-year-old member asked:
Anterior cervical disectomy recovery time?
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Dr. .. answered
22 years experience in Critical Care
Depends: For a standard cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy it's 8-12 weeks. You could return to work more quickly depending on what you do. The hospital stay is typically overnight, though some surgeons do the procedure outpatient. If someone is very myelopathic, then the recovery/rehab is longer. For an artificial disc the recovery time is shorter since no fusion is expected.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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