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    Old 02-16-2005, 06:26 AM   #1
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    jaymz HB User
    returning to work after acdf

    how long will i be off work?... c5-6 fusion- plate .i do heavy construction, jackhammers , concrete, very hard work .how long b4 im fully fused? i dont wanna screw it up again. ty jaymz

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    Old 02-16-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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    dennisgb HB User
    Re: returning to work after acdf

    You should make sure your surgeon understands the kind of work you do. Full fusion takes up to a year.

    I was out of work for 6 weeks, but at the time I went back the bone had barely started to fuse. They don't want you bouncing around for a long time. I would bet you would need to be out longer considering the work you do.


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