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How long will you need to stay in the hospital to recover from spinal fusion?

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After spinal fusion surgery, you’ll be in the hospital for several days. How long depends on many things, like your general fitness level and if you have any other medical conditions. Most people stay 4 days. You might get out sooner, or you might have to stay about a week.

From: What Is Spinal Fusion? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."

USCF Medical Center: "Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Spinal Fusion."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis.”

Mayfield Clinic: “Degenerative disk disease (DDD).”

Mayfield Clinic: “Spinal fractures.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What Is Scoliosis?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Spondylolisthesis.”

Mayfield Clinic: “Preparing for lumbar spinal fusion.”

Kaiser PermanenteP: "Spinal Surgery Handbook."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Preparing for Low Back Surgery.”

Spine Institute of New York: “Post-operative.”

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane: "Spinal care following surgery."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Your Pathway to Recovery: Spine Surgery."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."

USCF Medical Center: "Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Spinal Fusion."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Adult Spondylolisthesis in the Low Back."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis.”

Mayfield Clinic: “Degenerative disk disease (DDD).”

Mayfield Clinic: “Spinal fractures.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What Is Scoliosis?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Spondylolisthesis.”

Mayfield Clinic: “Preparing for lumbar spinal fusion.”

Kaiser PermanenteP: "Spinal Surgery Handbook."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Preparing for Low Back Surgery.”

Spine Institute of New York: “Post-operative.”

Mater Private Hospital Brisbane: "Spinal care following surgery."

Hospital for Special Surgery: "Your Pathway to Recovery: Spine Surgery."

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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