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Old 02-29-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy....experiences?

Hi all.

I had a C5-C7 ACDF 05/2006 and some nerve irritation has come back. I saw my spine surgeon today and he said I may want to consider CT and MRI to see if the nerve root may still be in some way compressed since my fusion looks fantastic and the pain is in the exact pattern as before (though thankfully no where near as bad as it was pre-surgery). If it is he reccomends a Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy.

After the ACDF I wore a neck brace for 6 weeks and returned to work and driving at 6 weeks post op. I'm looking for experiences with Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy. Overall recovery time/challenges and return to work thoughts.
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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

 
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