A 43-year-old member asked:
How long does it generally take to recover from spinal fusion surgery?
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde answered
28 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Weeks to months: Recovery from a spinal fusion can be considered in two phases. The first would be a recovery from the pain of the procedure, which varies based upon the surgical approach used, the number of levels fused, and the associated pathologies treated. This takes about 2 to 4 weeks. The second phase, which is the actual bone healing, takes about a minimum of 5 months to occur clinically.
Answered on Dec 7, 2017
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