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Posted on Jun 10, 2016 in Resources | 0 comments

Post-Surgery: What to Expect

Post-Surgery: What to Expect

Dr. Hamid R. Abbasi is board certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
After surgery, it’s important to keep in mind that every person heals at their own rate. Each person’s anatomy, activity level and genetic predisposition creates a unique situation of their very own.

With the SI joint fusion surgeries I have performed, I’ve seen post-operative pain rates ranging from 1 to 10 as I have seen it with other kind of surgeries. Post-operatively, the vast majority will experience some kind of pain with activity or when applying pressure to the fused side. This should mostly subside within a few weeks after surgery. A surgeon will always be following up with the patient on a regular basis, addressing concerns or pain lasting longer than a few weeks.

So far, in my practice, I haven’t seen any complications with the SI joint fusion system of my choice.  I usually keep patients over night after surgery and I recommend partial weight-bearing for three to four weeks before full weight-bearing on the affected side.  However, there have been times where my patients have come back to full weight-bearing faster than three to four weeks.

As discussed, each patient case is unique and I tailor the recovery guidelines according to the patient’s specific situation.

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