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... spital in Orlando Florida. The Neurosurgen went in thru the front of the neck, removed the 2 herniated disks, inserted bone grafts from a bone bank and fused C5, C6 and C7 with a titanium plate and 6 screws. I was in the hospital one night and released the following day. ... (16 replies)
... Hi everyone,I am a 44 yr old women,I had l4 and l5 surgery this past june for stenosis,that went real well, but...sadly I must have over compen sated for that and blew two discs in my neck c4 c5 - c6 c7,it came on sudden and furious, I went to the emergency room because of the arm pain,in 1997 I suffered a massive heart attack, which resulted in a double bypass,so that is... (5 replies)
... Hi Everyone, Its been 7 weeks since my ACDF C5-C6 and C6-C7 with Plate. I had an appointment with the surgeon today. He reviewed my X-rays and everything is in its proper place, the plate and screws look good and the bones are fusing. My incision looks good, I still have a little swelling and that will go away in time. I was relieved to hear all that. Iím released to... (12 replies)

... appreciate input regarding the best type of material to use for replacing the discs, i.e., artificial, allograft, donor, etc...Also, anyone have experience with fusing 3 vert's together? ... (1 replies)
... Who cares. We all just want the best chance at the best possible outcome. The other advantage of only fusing 2 levels is it buys time... ... (80 replies)
... I just wanted to mention that under no circumstances should you take any form of NSAID like ibu or aleeve or any Rx strentgh motrin at least not for the first few months post fusion surgery,as it does inhibit the bones from fusing.i was not told this unfortunetly until after i had been taking it off and on after my first surgery and the damn fusion failed.some docs do not... (22 replies)
... Dear Group Member: decompression & fusing C3-C4 - step one? Please consider posting my message below. I am interested in the special knowledge of your group for the newly emerging field of spinal solutions. I am trying to make decisions to save my life. Please review the summary below, designed for efficiency of the reader. I am sincere, I need the help, and I am... (5 replies)
... I read your post and this is the first time I have heard reservation on fusing two levels C5-6 and C6-7. I also had C5-6 and C-67 fused with donor bone, no plate, on 6/30/04. I am 42 yo and have done well. Wore hard Aspen collar x 4 weeks, had first x-ray, bones fused well, and collar discontinued. My NS said before surgery that the C6-7 looked worse but my complaints of... (5 replies)
... Ok Am I seeing this right, In June of 07 I was fusing Ok but in Dec 07 there is no fusion based on my first post to you. If I have that right does it mean you can start to fuse and then not? ... (6 replies)
Smoking and ACDF
Apr 7, 2007
... That's pretty cool to have had such an uneventful experience with your surgery AND being able to stay on the butts, Quilter. I had the AFDC, C5, C6, C7 fusion with donor bone; I was not brave like you & used my own bone. I had my surgery the day before you & still have severe pain between my shoulder blades. I have had a sincere love affair with cigarettes for longer than... (13 replies)
... Hi Erin I have had one ACDF surgery 2 level c5/c6 c6/ c7. Had it done late Oct 06, just was told a few weeks ago I am fused, But this was after NS ckd 4th set of x rays. It was very apparant something was VERY wrong with my voice immediately after surgery. I am a sales manager and do one on one and group presentations. I also did voice overs prior to surgery for tv and... (41 replies)
... I had fusion surgery for c5/c6 and c6/c7 with donor bone, plates, screws, etc. on Feb. 23. Had my 6-week check up with x-rays. The doctor asked if I was a smoker (which I'm not). That was my first hint that I might not be healing as fast as he'd hoped. He was in such a hurry to get to his next appt., that I could barely ask any questions. Well, a week ago, I get a call... (6 replies)
... Hi, I started lurking in this board prior to my surgery and have learned a lot. I was impressed by the support and comradeship I saw here. However, I did not feel that I had enough to contribute then, so I did not register to be a member. Now that I have gone through what some have gone through, I can share my experience. Background: I am a 40-year-old male. I... (4 replies)
... the superior endplate of C7. The T1 and T2 vertebral bodies are of adequate height and signal. There is slight reversal of the cervical lordosis centered at the C6 level, without significant anterior subluxation or scoliosis. ... (7 replies)
Advice requested
Oct 2, 2008
... Mine is C5/C6 and C6/C7.... *I think*. When I first saw the Dr they said C3/C4 was minimal damage, but C4/C5 and C5/C6 to C6/C7 were progressively worse, with a herniated disk at C6/C7. He is talking of doing two during the surgery and fusing. Your recovery time is encouraging. I am worried about an extended recovery, although I know everyone is different. He is... (2 replies)
... ed and I had the hospital fax my surgical records to my primary who gave me a copy today. I had 2 level ACDF a yr ago Oct and everytime I went back to NS he said Fusing and a dark spot on one level but never said I wasnt fusing.I always asked "whats the dark spot? ... (6 replies)
... Hi, I am currently 18 days post op on c4 c5, c6 and c7, having previously had an acdf on c5, c6 11 years ago. 11 years ago i had my own bone implanted, this time i had a cage an artificial bone implanted! ... (9 replies)
... down and side to side.... this can prevent your bones from fusing properly and cause extra stress on the adjacent vertebraes and discs. ... (2 replies)
... I am scared of the fusion and perhaps reduced movement caused by fusing 3 vertebrae together. I really like the idea of the replacement discs. ... (10 replies)
... Dobbermann, my insurance doesn't allow the disc replacement. I wish it did. SpineAZ, I would be having my C4-C7 fused also. I find out today how well the C5-C6 is fusing. (6 replies)

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