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L4-S1 ALIF surgery/ Bone Spur clean up from back (Anyone have 2 surgeries in one?)

xmanimexxmanime Posts: 6
edited 04/30/2014 - 9:45 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am hoping to find others that have had 2 surgeries done on the same day. Though my surgery is May 20th, I am wanting to meet those who have already came through it, and to know what the recovery looks like. My doctor specified that they will go in from the front for the L4-S1 and then go in from the back and clean up the bone spurs and calcium deposits. This surgery will be 5 hrs long, and I'll be in the hospital for about 5 days. I've been to "Spine School" which they gave me a book that specifies a generic recovery time for ALIF surgeries however I don't know if the second surgery will throw this recovery off any. Is it typical that after 3 months that you're back to doing about 70% of normal activity?


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