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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, 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)
... 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)

... 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)
... c6 replacing them with artificial disk and fusing them. I'm terrified of the what ifs and what to expect can anyone give me there experiences so I have an idea of what's about to take place? ... (4 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)
... 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)
... Is the broken hardware causing any symptoms? If it is, I would want a second opinion on getting it out to remove any compression the broken hardware may be causing. The alternative to the posterior revision suggested would be another anterior fusion by replacing the hardware and fusing both levels c4/5 and c5/6. If there aren't any symptoms I would want a second opinion... (5 replies)
Spinal Fusion (C5)
Jul 20, 2008
... I do not know anything about this except that I have neck problems, too. I just wanted to say that I feel for you and hope you get the answers you need. (8 replies)
... Do you have a plate with screws? I had a 2 level fusion with plate almost 3 years ago. They said I did not heal to well but bc I don't have symptoms of failed fusion or bc I have plate it is fine I guess. Your question about bone stimulator, I used one and I really don't know if they work or not. Guess I am not much help, sorry, Allison (8 replies)
... rays from today. The fusion doesn't seem to be healing properly. Apparently, the donor bone is not fusing with my bones. So, he wants to arrange for me to use an electrical stimulator on a daily basis for about 5 months to see if that will help fuse them. ... (8 replies)
ACDF not fusing
May 4, 2007
... Hello my scared friend, Well, I am one of those "failed fusion patients". I had an ACDF on C5-C6 in Feb 2005 and unfortunately has persistent pain with that. My first surgeon (an ortho doc) did a couple of things that later I found out weren't so great....steroids, ibuprofen, soft collar, and no bone stimulator after the surgery. Last month, when my frustration level hit... (7 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)
... Aspen, Hear is what I would say about your fears: (1) hope for fusion There has been a lot of talk here the last few days about failed fusions. I am 16 weeks in and I have seen the Xrays of mine at 4 - 8 - 12 weeks. At each one of these points, you could see the bone merging together. On the last one it is almost completely connected, with a very faint line between... (5 replies)
... My doc told me that I'm restricted until the end of august. Maybe he's over cautious... but I'll try to behave and do what I'm told. I suspect that if I'm fusing good then, I'll get the green light to let er rip and do what I normally do... ... (23 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)
... 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)

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