How easy is it to tear the fascia after posterior cervical fusion and what does it look and feel like?
I have been unable to find anything on line that states this as a complication from surgery but my NS keeps bringing it up in my recovery to ensure I keep my arms by my sides. He may be saying that to me because he knows I've been an active person in the past and to stop me from doing overhead things and carrying my 2-year old daughter.
I was told by a spine specialist nurse practioner that if I tore the fascia it would be pretty pronounced pain and discoloration present from bleeding/brusing. Also that it is not that common of an issue after surgery as they do a pretty good job of suturing us back up - no pun intended. Any knowledge on the subject is greatly appreciated.