fracture of T12 normally requires pedicle screws and a construct from at least T11 through L1. The post-operative period that I generally use can be found under “Pre and post-op” under “recovery information by surgery” and then “lumbar fusion”. This can vary depending upon the type of fracture.
I require a hard shell brace for three months to prevent further stress of the surgery.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.