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Re: surgery for cervical spondylosis

Re: surgery for cervical spondylosis

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Posted by Rhita Shepherd on June 21, 2000 at 16:00:20:

In Reply to: surgery for cervical spondylosis posted by Deb on October 07, 1999 at 15:12:08:

I had this surgery on C3-4-5-6 in April of 1998, iliac bone harvest from left him. I still have pain in my hip and a problem with my neck. The titantium plate that was used to aide the fusion graft has "broken". Just found out yesterday from MRI. It can affect my vocal cords and esphogus. Will MRI again in three months. so far no problems other than soreness. Recoup time took me 6 months. Couldn't lift anything or turn my head for qite a while (months) however, the surgery itself went well enough, only restriction now is to the left (only partial turning ability) otherwise, the right is not as restricted as expected. Can't touch my chin to my chest, but can move it to a good degree. I have other arthritic problems however, so not sure if your outcome will be the same. The surgery really wasn't that bad, and yes, the hip is the worst.


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