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My father is admitted in icu as he met an accident and gor his pigment displaced between c4 and c5 and c6 and c7 which is also pressuring the spinal cord. He is not able to move his hand only can lift to a certain extent and but he is able to lift his leg upward on sleeping position doctor here is suggesting for surgery and fitting a cage of titanium please suggest.

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Hello, The Unstable cervical fractures require fixation with cage. But the recovery following spinal cord injuries is very variable and unpredictable some people regain function over 6 mo to a year with proper physiotherapy. Some may not recover any function and may remain bed ridden for ever. A MRI of spinal cord can predict the grade of injury and if recovery possible or not. You can take a second opinion with a neurosurgeon with the reports before surgery.
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