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    Old 02-25-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
    as277h
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    C3-C6 laminoplasty

    I am scheduled for a laminoplasty. Any feedbacks from others on how their recovery felt like? Is the pre operative pain gone?

     
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    Old 02-26-2015, 05:55 AM   #2
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    Re: C3-C6 laminoplasty

    Hi,

    I'm in the same boat - so I can't give you any post surgery advice. But I have researched the heck out of the operation and am scheduled in 4 weeks.

    Seems to depend on the surgeon - possibly a drain, hard of soft collar from a couple of days to a week. Since it's not a fusion they want you moving soon. Main complaint seems to be neck pain and stiffness. There is a small chance of C5 palsy - but if that occurs it will very likely resolve itself.

    My surgeon is using the Synthees ARCH system - which I am happy about. The recovery time seems to really vary - some say they feel ok after a couple of weeks, some say months. Likely a long time until you feel back to you old self (if we are lucky ones). But I have been told the longer you allow yourself to recover the better the outcome. I've allowed for 6 weeks off of work.

    Reoccurrence surgery rates are very low - which I like - even on a 10-12 year follow-up.

    The surgery itself is new(er) in the US. Japan has been doing it for a lot longer. Since it is newer there seems to be less surgeons that have experience with it and so less patients.

    I'm sure we can muddle through a get whatever information we need together.

    How are you dealing with surgery anxiety (if you have it)

    Good luck!

     
    Old 03-08-2015, 03:28 PM   #3
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    Re: C3-C6 laminoplasty

    Thank you very much Lionor. I am keeping faith in God and the skills of my surgeon.

     
    Old 03-11-2015, 01:15 PM   #4
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    Re: C3-C6 laminoplasty

    I got my surgery done 2 days ago.

     
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