Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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If the surgeon used your own bone (autograft), you might be fused by now. If he or she used allograft (donor bone), the fusion may take another 5 weeks to unite. If a plastic cage was used (PEEK cage) it might take as long as six months to unite. The plate will help keep the graft stable until fusion.

Dr. Corenman