Re: 3 weeks post ALIF pain(discomfort)question??
ncyankee: Just for terminology, if they are going in from the front and the back it's usually referred to as a global or 360 degree surgery. The "A" in ALIF is Anterior (front). If you have any questions just denote you'll be having a 360 degree fusion.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08