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    Old 01-29-2014, 12:40 PM   #1
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    C3-5 acdf

    Hi

    I've been to my neurosurgeon today and I've been diagnosed as having snapped a ligament at the back do my c spine at c3-4.

    I previously had a disc replacement at c4-5 18 months ago.

    He has said I need 2 surgeries, firstly removal of the disc replacement plates and then a C3-5 fusion, and then 6 weeks later a posterior procedure to fuse the back of the spine and reattach the ligament.

    Has anyone had any experience of this, what to expect in reality, and also if successful any idea of loss of mobility or likelihood of a permanent disability? I have a very active and physical public services job and am worried (although this was an injury at work) that I'm not going to be able to back to it fully.

    Any help or advice is welcome...!!!!

     
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    Old 01-29-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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    Re: C3-5 acdf

    Also I'm only 33..... What long term issues do an ACDF present

     
    Old 01-29-2014, 04:56 PM   #3
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    Re: C3-5 acdf

    Can't be much help, other than to urge you to get as many opinions as possible. One is not enough.

    How did he determine a "snapped" ligament? Is that what your radiologist's report said?

     
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