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Are there any severe problems that might take me back to the hospital after ACDF?

Any surgery entails a number of risks. Before you are discharged, we will make sure you are on the right path to recovering and we will provide you with all the necessary indications to help you minimize these risks.

You might be required to turn back to the hospital if you experience some of the following symptoms:

  • excessive swelling
  • redness in the surgical wound area
  • fever
  • severe pain in the incision area
  • numbness
  • bowel dysfunction
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