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Car Accident Fracture L1

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
This is my first post. My nephew was in a car accident Sat Oct 17. He fractured I believe his L2. The neurosurgeon finally came into his room today and said he will probably be doing surgery Thursday he has to schedule it with another type of surgeon also. The surgeon is going to be fusing L1 & L2. My nephew has to lay completely flat in the hospital until the surgery. I am not familiar with back surgery at all. What can I expect? This has been a nightmare & I have a feeling it is just beginning.


  • I suggest you look at the post-up must have list to start - eventually he will be going home and I'm sure there are some items on the list that can make things easier for him.

    Definitely look around and search on this site for added information, there's some good stuff here to get you 'up and educated' with all the terminology and also give you an idea of what it's like from the people who have traveled the road before.

    Best of luck to your nephew and hang in there.
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