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    Old 10-11-2016, 10:03 AM   #1
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    Posterior fusion vs. Anterior fusion

    Hello.. I have quite a lot of experience with anterior neck surgery but I need to have posterior surgery now and I have no idea what to expect. Can someone tell me what the difference is in recovery..?? Is it more painful..?? Are there different things to be aware of..?? Thank you!!!!

     
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    Old 10-13-2016, 07:07 AM   #2
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    Re: Posterior fusion vs. Anterior fusion

    Would this be posterior cervical spine surgery? What levels are involved?

     
    Old 10-14-2016, 03:34 PM   #3
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    They are going to go into c3/4 and install clamps because i had acdf done in April 2016 and there has been no sign of bony growth yet. And he is installing a spinal cord stimulator as well in my neck but I'm not exactly sure where it will be as far as level.. I think it will go up to C2. He said to go any higher would risk possible bran issues.. I had the trial and it was so great.. I felt so good.. I begged them not to take it out.. So now I'm really excited for the implant so I can finally feel better...

     
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