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2 level Cervical ADR after surgery question

Does anyone know if after 2 level Cervical ADR after surgery, will I be able to put my hands/arms over my head?  I see a lot of "buy button up shirts" but I'm not sure if they apply to Cervical ADR?



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,271
    Cant speak about a  2 level ADR, but I had a 2 level (my own bone graft) ACDF.   No problems putting my hands/arms over my head.
    In fact, the only thing that might prevent that is bad shoulders.   When I had both of my shoulders totally replaced with implants, the therapists never thought I would be able to raise my arms up in the touchdown pose.   Because of the hard work I put into physical therapy, both at the rehab center and at home, I did well.   I never put in as much physical therapy and exercise at home as I did with the shoulder surgeries.  I heard about all the lack of range of motion after these surgeries.  I was determined not to be part of that.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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