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What is the recovery consist of for anterior cervical diskectomy?
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Dr. Pietro Seni
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In brief: Cervical fusion
Depend upon how many levels are being operated upon.
Now a days a simple discectomy is rearly done and usually a bone fusion along with plate fixation is the common practice.One level fusion usaually allows the return to daliy activities in a short period of time 3to 4 weeks, however more extrenous activities such as sports require that the fusion be solid heal 4to 6 months.

In brief: Cervical fusion
Depend upon how many levels are being operated upon.
Now a days a simple discectomy is rearly done and usually a bone fusion along with plate fixation is the common practice.One level fusion usaually allows the return to daliy activities in a short period of time 3to 4 weeks, however more extrenous activities such as sports require that the fusion be solid heal 4to 6 months.
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