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Spinal fusion back surgery recovery time?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
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In brief: 4 months

Usually 4 months. Check out Spine-health.com.

In brief: 4 months

Usually 4 months. Check out Spine-health.com.
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Varies

The recovery time after back fusion surgery is determined by the extensiveness of the procedure, open or minimally invasive, and the number of levels fused.
The technique used also varies with screws, rods, cages, bone graft, or clamps. Generally if your work is heavy being off 2-3 months is common for extensive surgery. Light workers can return in 4-6 weeks. The fusion becomes solid in 6-12 month.

In brief: Varies

The recovery time after back fusion surgery is determined by the extensiveness of the procedure, open or minimally invasive, and the number of levels fused.
The technique used also varies with screws, rods, cages, bone graft, or clamps. Generally if your work is heavy being off 2-3 months is common for extensive surgery. Light workers can return in 4-6 weeks. The fusion becomes solid in 6-12 month.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Deprends

On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months until bone heals if getting a fusion for back pain avoid posterior approach wha tis your diagnosis best to ask surgeon.

In brief: Deprends

On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months until bone heals if getting a fusion for back pain avoid posterior approach wha tis your diagnosis best to ask surgeon.
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