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A 54-year-old female asked:
how long do i need to wear the neck brace after a cervical disc replacement surgery?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Typically: You were the brace mostly for comfort but instructions vary based on surgery and surgeon. If in doubt call your surgeons office and verify your discharge instructions.
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
Ask your Surgeon: Typically if you have a total disc replacement, your surgeon wants to encourage motion not limit it. Hence if he/she wants you to wear a collar, it will be for a short time period.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Comfort only: We typically discourage bracing for artificial discs, and encourage, progressive, passive early range of motion, mobilization and low impact cardio exercise. It does vary from surgeon to surgeon.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 8, 2019
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