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Old 03-19-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Surgery on Monday 3/22/10 Wish Me Luck

Hello all, I will be having Revision Surgery on Monday 3/22. As shown in my signature, I have had two previous neck surgeries. This will be my 3rd and hopefully last. My Doc is going to remove the plates that are at C3/4 and C6/7. He says these sites are fully fused and no longer need the plates. Then he is going to do a ACDF on C4/5 & C5/6 with bone graph and hardware. So when all is said and done I will have 4 levels C3 - C7 completely fused. Is there anyone else out there that has basically had thier whole neck fused? I am just curious about range of motion. I trust my Doc and he is a expert at doing revision surgery. Wish me luck, and if any of you have had multiple levels fused, please share your experience with me. Thanks again.

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Re: Surgery on Monday 3/22/10 Wish Me Luck

If you've already had fusion at C3 and at C7 I don't think the upcoming surgery will change much for you in terms of range of motion, etc. For the most part I'm betting your body is already acting as if you are fused the entire portion. I am fused C5-C7 and am likely eventually having C4 added in as well.
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