Recovery from spinal surgery

Dr Mary Wyatt

Spine surgeons who've had spinal surgery provide the know-how for this briefing paper on recovery and RTW.

One of my favourite studies of all time is a paper that looks at spine surgeons who’ve had surgery.  The study examines spine surgeons in North America, including the United States and Canada, a surprising 10% of whom have had an operation on their back. The most interesting thing about the study is how quickly these spinal surgery experts return to work following the operation.  Many are back within a few weeks, although m...

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Published 31 January, 2010 | Updated 16 August, 2016