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Old 03-27-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 87
Casey5 HB User
Re: How do you know if a Fusion is taking?

It takes 3-6 months for fusing to happen and a year before you are fully fused. Unfortunately, X-rays don't always tell the truth. At 3 months mine showed I was fused and I was in severe pain. He went back in according to my symptoms which were classic for failed fusion and one of my fusions had not fused at all. So there you have it. Just because you are feeling better, you still have to remember you back is not better yet and won't be for a while. If you don't follow your recover instructions, you are jeopardizing the success of your fusion. Nothing is worth that.