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Is there any pain involved in an anterior posterior spinal fusion?

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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes

In any major spinal operation, pain is expected during the initial week or two after the surgery.
There is no difference in having pain with an anterior/posterior (360 degree) fusion. The major difference is that there are two major incisions on the body, so there could be abdominal discomfort in addition to requiring medications for pain.

In brief: Yes

In any major spinal operation, pain is expected during the initial week or two after the surgery.
There is no difference in having pain with an anterior/posterior (360 degree) fusion. The major difference is that there are two major incisions on the body, so there could be abdominal discomfort in addition to requiring medications for pain.
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