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C1-C2 level Fusion Surgery

mwootmmwoot Posts: 2
edited 10/06/2014 - 6:08 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My 19 year old son fractured his 2nd cervical vertebra in an automobile accident 6/11/14. He had fusion of C1-2 surgery 7/1/14. I am interested in hearing from anyone who can share with me their post-op experience(s) and am wondering what we can expect as far as regaining movement etc.


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    Your son's surgeon would be in the best equipped to offer you input regarding what movement he may regain and what body function may or may not be restored with this surgery. He has his medical imaging reports and knows the extent of the damage that he found during the surgery.

  • I had a C1-C2 for fracturing my C2 as well but I was 14 when I had my surgery. I had hyper mobility as well though because I had lived with a fractured C2 for 10 years. For me I regained most of my motion, it really just depends on how your sons body reacts to the fusion. I had a pretty good post op- other than an increase in pain. As long as he has a great PT that should help to regain as much mobility as possible. My surgeon had me work specifically on gentle range of motion and my PT said that it shouldn't hurt when moving my head and if it does to pull back a little so that it doesn't hurt so long story short make sure he doesn't push himself too far and I hope he recovers quickly. Feel free to message me.
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