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How Long Does Spinal Fusion Surgery Take
Depends: This depends on the type of surgery ( fusion v laminectomy v disectomy), the number of levels involved, the approach ( open v minimally invasive), first time surgery v revision, your age, your health & your physical condition at the time of surgery as well as any complications. Your weight & nutritional status & smoking status play a role. Also the area of spine operated on makes a difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery to cause two or more spine segments to be joined together through a growth of bone initiated by the placement of bone tissue or graft taken from the patient or from a donor source or even a manufactured source which could include: bone growth proteins and particulate structures that act as scaffolds for bone to grow on and may include implants or instrumentation ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How extensive?: Full bone healing can take up to a year, depending on the technique and materials used. Recovery from surgery can be in a few months for smaller, less extensive operations. However, long segment fusions can take much longer to recover from. ...Read more
Few hours: It depends on on the skill or experience of the surgeon, the exact nature of the procedure, and what is encountered during surgery. In my experience, the surgery takes about two hours from making the incision to closing the skin. If you are at a university hospital, where residency training is being performed, the surgery may take longer. ...Read more
Varies: This varies as to the diagnosis, your age, the extent and location of your surgery, what type of procedure that was done, whether you smoke and jf this is not your first back surgery. However, on average, for a one level low back surgery, most fusions heal within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is rehab after spinal fusion? How long after my spinal fusion surgery can I expect to be in rehab?
Nerves: The recovery time can be extremely variable and sometimes taking up to six to eight months after the surgery. The more the nerves were compressed the longer the recovery time. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which lumbar surgery you're referring to specifically. But, in all honesty, a lot depends on the pre-operative condition of the patient and many other factors. Wish I had a better answer for you -- good luck! ...Read more
8-12 weeks: It usually takes 6 weeks to make the majority of the recovery. Usually full recovery in 8-12 weeks. Check out Spine-health.com. ...Read more
Type?: Complete wrist fusion will take 12-14 weeks to fully heal but it is performed with a fusion plate that will allow you to be out of a splint or cast in 3 weeks as the plate will support the wrist. Partial wrist fusion with pinning, limited plates or headless screws will require longer period of immobilization depending on technique. ...Read more
1-2 hours variably: Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same. Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long time: Even though skin wound heals quickly, bone healing can take longer time upto 6to 12 months. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from mid-foot (lisfranc) fusion surgery w/ rsd, and arthritis as complications?
Healing Time: The process involved in a spinal fusion involves the growth of bone across a disc space and is influenced by your metabolism, type of bone graft, distance between the bones, and strength of the internal metal bracing. With current techniques, early fusion can occur by 3 months but may take up to 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
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