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l1 burst fracture surgery

amandadarrowaamandadarrow Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
my husband is in the military and was injured in a motorcycle accident last august he suffered a burst fracture in his L1 with a 40% loss of height. they fit him with a back brace for two months then let him go to work he had an MRI in feb which showed a 60% loss of height and now have recommended him for surgery. The doctor we spoke to said he has kyposis and they said that they will take the vertebrae out and fuse the spine. we have not been to the actual surgeon yet waiting on military referral which can take forever. i was just wondering what that means fusing the spine, what is a typical recovery time and is he going to get better, worse or stay the same. i know it depends on the patient i was just looking for an average or statisics.
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