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ACDF 12 days post op incision

Hello everyone! I am 12 days post op from ACDF with instrumentation. I took my steri strips off today because they seemed ready. They were peeling too, bottom, and sides and they came off easily. Under the steri strip the incision looked 2 inches long with a visible red line across underneath. To my surprise and delight, the incision is only an inch long! It was dried blood that made the incision look longer. I am thrilled! It's mostly healed over with a small part that still has scab on it. There's no pain in the area. Just wanted to share for those of you who may have similar outcomes!


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 805
    I agree, it is amazing and with time it will be near impossible to even see the scar as they usually blend in with the crease of your neck. I am 7 years post-op from a 360 so I do have a scar on the back of my neck but the front is invisible.
    Soon I will be doing it all again, not due to a failure, my surgery was very successful. We just have to add on more now.
    Hope you have a great recovery.
  • Thank you for sharing. I wish you a speedy recovery. They say posterior is way more painful so hopefully this won't be nearly as bad as your last surgery.
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