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Neck FAQ

Question:

Will my neck motion be decreased following an anterior cervical fusion?

Answer:

You may have near normal neck motion following your surgery if it is at one level. However, the motion may be different at some of the segments. At the fusion site, range of motion is usually decreased. Motion at the segment above and below the fusion site will likely be increased from before surgery. Fei Liu, et.al. In Vivo Evaluation of Dynamic Characteristics of the Normal, Fused, and Disc Replacement Cervical Spines. InSpine. November 2007. Volume 32. Number 23. Pp. 2578-2584.

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