Dr. Wang shares when a woman can return to work after having cervical spine fusion surgery.
A patient is off work, a lot of it depends on the type of work they do. Now obviously if they are a heavy laborer and their job is very physical, they will probably be off work until they have recuperated and rehab the musculature. They have a desk job or something that’s very kind of light physical demands, they can go back to work in a few days and obviously it depends on the patient. The patient has to feel up to it.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.
Visit Dr. Wang at UCLA School of Medicine