To all my ACDF peeps out there.
I'm looking at a one level fusion beneath my existing three level fusion c4-c7. I was surprised when at a surgical consult one surgeon would not bother with a collar at all, and the other surgeon would have me wear a hard collar for 4 weeks.
I did the hard collar four years ago with the previous fusion. Wore the damn thing for four weeks.
Is the trend to forgo to collars with todays surgery? Are we seeing more surgeons getting away from the collar these days?
Or perhaps it's more dependent on the number of levels fused....