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    Old 11-29-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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    Thoracic Fusion Anyone? Recovery Time?

    I am 13 months post L5-S1 fusion and 7 months past T7-T8 Fusion. My L5/S1 has fused and I am virtually pain-free in my lumbar and legs.

    However, I am still in significant pain in my thoracic and I'm wondering just how long it took anyone to fully feel healed after thoracic fusion.

    It has gotten better, slowly, over time but still feels my rib cage was sawed in half and is just sitting jagged on itself.

     
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    Old 11-30-2015, 10:08 PM   #2
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    Re: Thoracic Fusion Anyone? Recovery Time?

    As you probably know, thoracic fusions are not frequently performed. I imagine the surgery was much more complicated than the lower lumbar fusion -- more muscle and soft tissue was cut, etc. I wouldn't worry about it until after the one year anniversary. It can take a good 18-24 months to start feeling normal again. Be patient and keep following your surgeon's instructions. Call the office if you suspect you aren't healing.

     
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