What can I do to avoid problems healing after iFuse surgery?
Your doctor may provide you with post-operative instructions. In general, you should avoid strenuous activities in the first six weeks and follow your surgeon’s post-operative weight bearing and activity instructions. Avoid smoking, which is thought to impair bone fusion.
Discuss your current medications with your surgeon; some medications may impair bone growth (for example: steroids). If you have osteoporosis, ask your doctor what osteoporosis medications might be best for your bone health.