What is a Posterior Cervical Fusion?
Why is a Posterior Cervical Fusion Performed?
How is a Posterior Cervical Fusion Performed?
What To Expect After a Posterior Cervical Fusion
After surgery, you can expect to stay in hospital for three to five days. The physical and occupational therapists that work with you will help you learn how to walk and get in and out of bed on your own. You should not bend or twist your neck excessively during the first one to two months after surgery. Also, avoid picking up heavy things during the first two to four months after a fusion solidifies and pain subsides.
Frequently Asked Questions about Posterior Cervical Fusion
1. How long does a posterior cervical fusion take?
Typically a PCF takes around 1-2 hours, though it can take 3 to 4 hours depending on complications.