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Do children fully recover from spinal fusion?

edited 12/11/2015 - 2:36 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I am a 13-year-old girl from Perth, Western Australia. It has been two weeks since my c6, c7 and t1 were fused following a compression fracture in my c7. I am currently in a neck brace, although my spine is stable. I have tested some short up, down, left, right head movements without the neck brace with no problems at all. I was wondering how long will it take for a full fusion and recovery as a child, and will I ever get back to a normal teenage lifestyle?

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  • Lvn86LLvn86 Posts: 68
    edited 12/26/2015 - 8:22 PM
    Yes my daughter at 14 had a spinal
    Fusion T9-T12 . She was back on basketball court in 6 months. She is playing college basketball now. She was in a body brace for over 3 months.
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