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Good news on fusion 4 months post ACDF

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Dave took Xrays to the surgeon yesterday. He said Dave is progressing beautifully. He does want him to not jar or stress the fusion for another 6 months, when he will have Xrays again. He also said an overzealous PT therapist could cause damage, so that is why he doesn't want him to have it.

From this experience, it seems that a person may have a better chance at fusion using this very conservative approach. It was a pain wearing the collar and not driving for 3 months. Also, continuing to have some activity restrictions. But---it makes sense to give the fusion every chance to take. Just my opinion.

Linda MI



  • congrats on fusing well.. I have been in my collar for 3 months now too. I go to the drs on December 1. I hope I hear the same good news as you.... I had mine done posterior with laminctomy and fusion.
  • Congratulations!
    Wishing Dave continuing improvements.

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