The injury occurred while diving into a shallow pool; my spouse had a collar on for 4 months but due to ligament complications the fracture wasn’t healing properly and surgery was recommended. Patient is 24 years old, female, and of good health.
Today, my significant other underwent the c1/c2 fusion done at ABC in Detroit. According to the doctor the surgery went very well however pain levels/discomfort/numbness etc. is still questionable. From what i gathered the doctor used screws and no rods had to be implemented. I left the hospitable just an hour ago and plan to return tomorrow morning.
I am posting to gather any information that may be helpful; recovery time, pain, numbness, things i can do to help as a spouse, and things i can recommend for the patient.
thanks in advance for any good advice, ill be keeping this post updated regularly and hope to share good news soon.
Post edited, naming of specific medical institutes and doctors is not permitted at Spine-Health without approval
Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Administrator 12/01/11