The healing process after ETDIF surgery can take up to 12 months. Learn about the various components of proper postoperative care.
Planning for the recovery period after lumbar spinal fusion surgery, as well as knowing what to expect, can help make the recovery process go more smoothly.
There are several risks when a patient undergoes back surgery, including hemorrhages, damage to the nerves, and infections...
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion tends to have a high success rate, but there are risks to consider. Learn the risks/complications and how they are treated.
Often the amount of blood that is lost is quite small, but excessive bleeding during a spine fusion is always a possibility.
The recovery after a multilevel spinal fusion depends on the type and extent of surgery, the number of levels fused, and the patient’s age and general health. Complete recovery from a spinal fusion surgery usually takes up to 6-9 months, with the fusion process continuing to evolve for 12 to 18 months.
The decision to have a spine fusion surgery to treat low back pain from degenerative disc disease is a personal one, and it is entirely the patient's decision.