A 47-year-old member asked:
What is the recovery time for surgery on thoracic spine?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: Recovery from thoracic spine surgery varies upon the type of surgery. With lesser invasive techniques, anterior surgeries can be associated with short hospital stays. More traditional anterior and/or posterior procedures may involve longer hospitalization and recovery periods.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2019
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