Timothy Wirt, M.D.
Board Certified in Neurological Surgery

Donn Turner, M.D.
Board Certified in Neurological Surgery

Douglas Beard, M.D.
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

Serving northern Colorado,
western Nebraska, Wyoming,
and western Kansas.
(970) 493-1292
(800) 458-0306

Cervical Activities Booklet

Fusion Patients

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Patients who have had fusions are generally discouraged from using anti-inflammatory medications because these tend to delay fusion. If you are a smoker, you will have been strongly urged by your surgeon to cease smoking. Medications (including patches or Zyban) will be prescribed for you, if necessary, to help you cease smoking during your recovery period. This is essential because smokers have 25% less likelihood of a successful fusion than non-smokers!










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