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    Old 03-15-2008, 09:24 AM   #1
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    Return to work after surgery

    Hi all,
    I have just come home from hospital yesterday after having a Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF) and a Cage put in at C6/7,having previously had a fusion at C5/6 in 2001. Dose anyone know how long recovery is for this procedure and how long i will be off work. I am a postman in the UK which involves some manual lifting and driving, i had eight weeks off after the first op.
    Will the recovery be as long this time? or is it easier second time round.
    I don't want to go back to work to soon and do more damage!

     
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