recovery time for spinal fusion

What is the recovery time for spinal fusion?

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Our team at Phoenix Spine & Joint is proud to offer minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, and we want to help patients understand more about this amazing procedure. One question we’re often asked is, “What is the recovery time for spinal fusion?”

How long does it take to recover from spinal fusion?

Our minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery is unique in many ways. However, one way it’s different from traditional spinal fusion is it can be completed more rapidly. The amount of time the surgery lasts is often dependent on the patient, but in most cases, our surgeons can complete this surgery in a couple of hours. You’ll also need some time to recover from the effects of the anesthetic used during the surgery. Even so, most of our patients are able to have the surgery performed as an outpatient procedure that allows them to return home the same day.

The time it takes you to recover once you’re back home also varies from patient to patient. However, our team has noticed that it generally takes patients about six weeks to recover from our minimally invasive spinal fusion procedure. This is significant because the recovery time for traditional spinal fusion can often be up to three months or more. In addition to the minimally invasive procedure we use, Phoenix Spine & Joint has a nearly zero percent post-surgery infection rate, and a lack of infection typically helps patients recover more rapidly.

Find out more about spinal fusion at Phoenix Spine & Joint

Our Phoenix Spine & Joint team can offer you more information than what the recovery time is for spinal fusion. For instance, we can also help you learn about some of the other benefits offered by minimally invasive spinal fusion, and these benefits may include:

  • Relieving pre-surgery back pain
  • Restoring your ability to perform daily activities
  • Improving your quality of life

We’re always ready to help people find out if minimally invasive spinal fusion is right for them. However, there’s one initial step you’ll have to take to get our help.

Contact one of our patient care coordinators today for more information or to schedule a free second opinion.