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Posted in: Body mechanics, Back pain, and Surgery.

spinal fusion that extends to pelvis

Started by kat56 on 06/27/2017 8:26am

I am scheduled in 55 days to have surgery that will fuse me from T11 to my pelvis. I have a fusion from T11 to L3 now a s a result of helicopter crash 19 years ago. They are planning on taking out old hardwear and replacing with titanium and extending it to my pelvis. I am wondering about limitations on movement from this surgery. Any one help?

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Hi, kat56--thanks for your question! We'd like to share this article with you, as it addresses mobility after fusion surgery ( The Pros and Cons of Spinal Fusion Surgery ).

Your question is a very good one, considering you will have multiple levels fused. We encourage you to talk to your doctor about this to help set your expectations appropriately. Our best advice is to follow your doctor's recovery instructions exactly. In most cases, even with long fusions, allowing yourself to heal during the recovery period will give you the best chance for long-term pain relief and mobility success.

We hope this helps and wish you the very best of luck with your upcoming spine surgery!