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Spinal surgery suggested after trauma

Started by dollface on 04/08/2010 7:56pm

If anyone has experience with this issue, please advise. My significant other was in a serious vehicle accident. While recovering, he had a slip and fall injury, leaving a suspicious lump in the thoracic area of the spine. Testing revealed chipped piece of vertebrae pressing on membrane. Orthopaedic surgeon who treated fractured bones from initial accident insists on surgery within a week, warning "the wrong move may result in paralysis. My first question is neurosurgeon or orthosurgeon? Second, have any of you been through similar surgery? How was recovery? Thank you!

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