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Will I Be Able To Walk After Spine Surgery?


Yes. Some patients may need physical therapy after Spine Surgery, but they are able to walk when they are discharged from the hospital. Here is an interesting article related to spine surgery, titled Spinal Surgery Comes of Age, which will surely help you with important and useful information related to this issue. ...

Does Surgery Lead To Permanent Restrictions On Activities?


No, most patients that underwent Spine Surgery are able to return to all their favorite activities and sports. Most patients return to non-contact sporting activities (running, weightlifting, exercises) approximately 4 to 6 months after surgery. Before returning to all activities, including contact sports, the spine must be fully healed. It ...

How Long Do Patients Need Pain Medication After Being Discharged Home?


Most surgeons prescribe strong pain medicines to patients after scoliosis surgery. Patients who have not used opiate pain killers before usually stop needing them within 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. If the patient has used these medicines frequently before surgery, it may take longer to stop needing them. It is best to stop taking these stron...

Will Fusion Make My Back Stiff And Unable To Move?


After spinal fusion most people have enough motion in their backs to perform all activities of daily living and most sports. If you participate in activities that require a tremendous amount of flexibility, it may take a while to adapt. Most people find that within a year or so their backs begin to feel "normal" when participating in t...

What Type Of Pain Control Will There Be After The Bone Graft Operation?


Pain control varies between different doctors and hospitals. In many cases, a PCA (patient controlled anesthesia machine) is used, which injects a small dose of pain medicine intravenously when you push a button. Some surgeons use an intravenous catheter (small plastic tube placed in a vein) to provide the medication. The pain relief system that...

How Much Pain Will I Be In After Bone Graft Surgery?


The amount of pain people report after surgery varies a great deal from patient to patient. The surgery is a major procedure that involves moving muscles and realigning the skeleton. The first few days are usually quite uncomfortable, but most people improve rapidly by the third or fourth day, and they can walk around, and get in and out of bed ...

How Long Does The Bone Graft Surgery Take?


Most Bone Graft surgeries last from 4 to 12 hours, depending on the size of the patient's curve and how much of the spine needs to be fused. Here are the best Bone Graft clinics to choose from, depending on what procedure you need to udergo.     ...

What Is A Bone Graft?


A bone graft is primarily used to stimulate bone healing. It increases bone production and helps the vertebrae heal together into a solid bone. In the past, a bone graft harvested from the patient's hip was the only option for fusing the vertebrae. This type of graft is called an autograft. Harvesting a bone graft requires an additional ...

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