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How long will it take to be up and walking again after surgery to straighten a curved spine (kyphosis)?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It's fast

Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues.
If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd.

In brief: It's fast

Depending on patient's age & health status as well as whether it is single or 2 stage procedure, usually by the next day after surgery one will try at least to dangle the patient's legs off the bed or even sit in chair. From that point, walking begins as soon as tolerated to minimize risk of blood clots in legs & lungs as well as any other lung issues.
If a 2 stage procedure it may be after 2nd.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: The next day

Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery.
This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question.

In brief: The next day

Barring complication, we strongly encourage patients to be up walking and working with physical therapy as soon as possible, usually the day after surgery.
This reduces the likelihood of periopertive complications such as pressure sores, blood clots, and pneumonia. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 1-2 days

Iit depends on the surgical procedure, and if any complications.
Other wise 2- 3 days.

In brief: 1-2 days

Iit depends on the surgical procedure, and if any complications.
Other wise 2- 3 days.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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