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Getting ready for second ACDF

After 6 months of extreme pain and 2 MRIs, I'm finally getting my second ACDF surgery scheduled for early next month. My first one, C5-6-7, went extremely well (6 years ago). It just happens that I have some congenital factors for spinal stenosis, and now C4-5 disk is bulging diffusely, with lots of osteophytes and some foraminal C5 nerve root compression along with the stenosis. My old surgeon has moved, so I'm using someone else who comes highly recommended. I pretty much know what to expect re: recovery, pain, hospital, etc. He using allograft, which works great for me (no extra incisions--good).

Any recommendations for 2nd timers? Is there something I should do differently than last time? Should I expect more or less the same recovery? He's going through the same incision, etc. and nothing needs to be done to the prior fusion, which still looks great.


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