Surgery: Before, During, & After –
Common Elements You Should Know About
Cervical Hard Collar
After a fusion surgery, many physicians recommend that a patient wear a brace to hold the spine in place while the bone grows into the fusion site. For neck surgery, a collar is often worn for four to six weeks. After some lumbar surgeries, a brace may be needed for three to six months. Reproduced with permission from Aspen Medical Products.