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Recovery from spinal fusion surgery takes a minimum of three to four months and may continue more than a year after surgery for complete bone healing, according to MedicineNet. Young, healthy patients with sedentary jobs... More »

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Spine-Health provides a video of spine fusion surgery in progress, and WebMD offers a similar video as well as an animated video explaining the procedure. The medical animation also includes a transcript of the video's a... More »

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Spinal fusion neck surgery is a procedure to join two bones in the neck, according to WebMD. The surgeon may perform the fusion by using bone grafts, metal plates or implants to hold the bones in place while they grow to... More »

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Recovery after spinal fusion surgery typically takes four to six months for older patients, but it may take as little as four to six weeks for young patients who are otherwise healthy, according to MedlinePlus. Recovery ... More »

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A spinal fusion surgery, also known as lumbar fusion, carries the risk of blood clots, infection, pseudoarthrosis and nerve damage, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In some cases, the bone graft... More »

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Although joining of the vertebral bones after spinal fusion surgery takes about six weeks, full recovery from the procedure takes about three to six months. Recovery time depends on the age, overall health and physical c... More »

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The cost of a single-level spinal fusion surgery depends factors such as the state in which the surgery is performed, the severity of the injury and the recovery time spent in the hospital. Spine-health gives a general r... More »

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