What can I expect immediately after the M6-C artificial cervical disc procedure? When can I go home?

As with any surgery, you should expect some discomfort. Most patients are discharged either the same day or the day after surgery. Your surgeon will give you specific guidelines for activities and follow-up requirements before you leave the hospital with your device. In order to obtain the most optimal clinical outcome, it is important to adhere to these guidelines for successful treatment. Based on your doctor’s recommendations, you will need to take it easy for the first two weeks before slowly returning to normal activities such as driving and working. Avoid activities that involve repeated bending, twisting and lifting. Your surgeon will schedule follow-up exams after your procedure to assess your recovery, but most people typically return to normal activities between two and six weeks.

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