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Old 01-17-2005, 03:52 AM   #1
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when did they notice fusion taking?

I just wanted to get an idea of about what time frame the doctors noticed you were beginning to fuse and when did they say you were 100%.
I know it is different for all of us??
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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Re: when did they notice fusion taking?

at my first follow-up the doctor said he saw very faint signs of bone matter starting...then a little bit more at the next follow-up. Then last week 17 weeks post-op...I he saw that I was 100% fused. He indicated that this is not usual at all and that it normally takes 6 months to see results like that.
I guess he did something right!

Old 01-17-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: when did they notice fusion taking?

At the three month x-ray/check-up, fusion was started. Was given the thumbs up. Started bone growth stimulator the next day. Expect to be fused within a year.

(report on my husband's out patient, two level neck fusion done in Oct.)

Old 01-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #4
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Re: when did they notice fusion taking?

I am getting an xray done today and have my follow up with my NS on Thurs. SO, maybe I will have something to share with my fusion progress.

Old 01-17-2005, 04:23 PM   #5
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Re: when did they notice fusion taking?

My 8 week check is Wednesday and I am also excited to see the progress. The first couple weeks my doctor stated mine had moved slightly so I have been really restricted until it is fusing.

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Old 01-17-2005, 10:38 PM   #6
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Re: when did they notice fusion taking?

Thanks I see we all are a little different.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:53 PM   #7
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Re: when did they notice fusion taking?

I had an xray at 2 months and there was no sign of fusion at that point. I have another xray on the 19th (4 months) and I am keeping my fingers crossed.

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