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Hi, I Had A 3 Level Acdf About 4 And

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Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020
Question: Hi, I had a 3 level acdf about 4 and half weeks ago. The healing was going fine, unfortunately I had an accident over the weekend and now I am worried I jeopardized the entire operation. I was celebrating the fourth of july and took a fall at friends house. I was walking to use the restroom and tripped over a dog toy. I fell face first but was able to brace myself a little. Can a fall like this damage the fusion or the hardware.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to get damage of fusion or hardware.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

I have noted the details of fall. The fall seems to be "safe" as far as the ACDF/fusion is concerned and I do not think it would cause any damage to the fusion or hardware.

Therefore, there is no need to worry.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)


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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (11 hours later)
Thanks for the response. How strong is the fusion hardware? Can it withstand a fall of significant force?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is quite strong.

Detailed Answer:
The fusion hardware is quite strong. For a reference, it is stronger than our natural spine, so, you are reasonably safe in a fall or accidental injury (as compared to someone, who does not have that hardware)!

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Hi, I Had A 3 Level Acdf About 4 And

Brief Answer: Unlikely to get damage of fusion or hardware. Detailed Answer: Thank you for getting back. I have noted the details of fall. The fall seems to be "safe" as far as the ACDF/fusion is concerned and I do not think it would cause any damage to the fusion or hardware. Therefore, there is no need to worry. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)