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Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

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Dr. Aaron Wolfson
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In brief: Lots of variables

Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf.
Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl.Com/p2z8ud.

In brief: Lots of variables

Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf.
Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl.Com/p2z8ud.
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