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Have C7 facet fratures with pars miami n brace 3 & months do u think it should have healed surgery scares me?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Facet fractures

Stable fractures of the cervical spine often heal in the first 3 months, and this is a reasonable time for immobilization.
Once pain subsides, flexion/extension xrays will likely be taken to make sure no instability exists from ligament injury that would necessitate surgery despite bony healing. Posterior fusion surgery can be done safely/quickly in experienced hands with quick recovery.

In brief: Facet fractures

Stable fractures of the cervical spine often heal in the first 3 months, and this is a reasonable time for immobilization.
Once pain subsides, flexion/extension xrays will likely be taken to make sure no instability exists from ligament injury that would necessitate surgery despite bony healing. Posterior fusion surgery can be done safely/quickly in experienced hands with quick recovery.
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