What is the recovery time after surgery on a herniated disc at C5-C6?
For surgery on a herniated disc at C5-C6, what is the customary number of days for recovery in the hospital after the surgery? This is a regular surgery on the neck with a fusion. A platelet is being put in with 4 screws and the disc is being replaced with an artificial disk (polycarbonate). It is not keyhole surgery.
If surgery was done in a minimally invasive fashion then, the turnaround out of the hospital can be as quick as 1-2 days depending upon whether the patient experiences complications or not. if this was an open procedure with fusion (sounds like it was) then hospitalization to discharge should probably be no more than several days assuming no complications...but not exceeding 5-7 I would say based on my patients who have undergone similar procedures. I guess when you say KEYHOLE you are referring the MINIMALLY INVASIVE type that I previously mentioned.
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