A 29-year-old member asked:
How strong will the neck be after a fracture and subsequent fusion?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Strong : Once your body heals and you have a solid fusion, that area where the bone fused should be as strong as any other bone in your body.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
How strong can the neck be after a fracture and subsequent fusion?
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Close to normal: Spinal fusion surgery changes how your spine works by shifting stress from the fused vertebrae to adjacent areas of your spine. This added stress may accelerate the process of wear and tear in the vertebral joints on either side of the fusion, causing further damage and possibly chronic pain.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2012
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