A member asked:

What all must i do the week before artificial disc replacement surgery?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jonathan Hyde answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Prepare: The best advice is to check with your surgeon. Most would recommend cessation of anti-inflammatory medications and blood thinning medications between 7-10 days prior to surgery. You also may be asked to undergo an enema or bowel prep before surgery.

Answered 2/5/2013


Dr. Robert Masson answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Prehab: I encourage passive cervical range of motion, beneath aggravation of nerve symptoms, long walks to get the body ready for the mild trauma of surgery, improve lung function and minimize risk of blood clots, and most importantly visualize the recovery process in a positive proactive way.

Answered 11/18/2013



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