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Broken neck 13 weeks ago, in a brace since. Received CT scan results today shows bone healing on one break, scar tissue on 2nd.Will I now need an op?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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In brief: That's a ? 4 Ur--

--spine surgeon. Only he/she can answer that.
13 wks is early, so it still may heal. But a brace does not immobilize as well as plates or screws & rods. It also depends on what was fractured, pedicals, facets, body, & the option 4 a brace is made on these factors, & how unstable the fracture is if @ all.

In brief: That's a ? 4 Ur--

--spine surgeon. Only he/she can answer that.
13 wks is early, so it still may heal. But a brace does not immobilize as well as plates or screws & rods. It also depends on what was fractured, pedicals, facets, body, & the option 4 a brace is made on these factors, & how unstable the fracture is if @ all.
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