Flexible Fusion

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Flexible Fusion


Has anyone had a flexible fusion? I had an ACDF last Feb. and will be having a lumbar triple level flexible fusion w/ laminectomy in 2 weeks. I was wondering how you felt after surgery? If it has a quicker recovery time than a standard fusion? Maybe less pain? I had awful pain for a couple of weeks following my ACDF but now I am doing pretty good. It was about 80% successful. I still have some shoulder pain but I can live with it.

Thanks for any info. Grin


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Joined: 06/19/2008 - 7:57pm
Hi Doxie

I wonder if you mean using flexible rods, such as the Dynesys system? We have several recent threads about this, including this one: http://www.spine-health.com/forum/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery/l5-s1-fusion-bendable-rods

This thread might also help you: http://www.spine-health.com/forum/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery/dynesys

Hope this helps... Bruce

Keep positive!


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