WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MOBI-C SURGERY?

Ask your the Center for Disc Replacement Surgery at AOR to describe how you will feel and what you will need to do after surgery.  Replacing your discs with the Mobi-C is a major surgery.  Getting better will take time.  How fast you heal and get better depends on your age, your general health, and the reason for the surgery.  As with any surgery, it is extremely important to follow the Center for Disc Replacement Surgery at AOR’s direction after surgery.

Here are some examples of directions to follow after surgery.

  • Sit, stand, and walk the night after surgery.
  • Wear a neck collar to lessen neck movement until further instructed by Dr. Idema.
  • Take medicine (by mouth) for pain or sickness of the stomach (nausea).
  • Set up a time to visit your doctor to check the progress of your healing.
  • Take a series of X-rays to gauge the progress and position of healing.
  • Follow instructions from the recommended Pre-Habilitation program.

WHAT WILL MY SURGERY CUT (INCISION) LOOK LIKE?

The cut will likely be a short incision on the front or anterior part of your neck.  Dr. Idema normally makes the cut in a line you already have in the skin on your neck.  The cut generally heals so that it is difficult to see.

WHEN CAN I SHOWER AFTER MOBI-C SURGERY?

You will need to keep your incision dry immediately after surgery.  Dr. Idema usually allows for early showering but you will need to confirm with her first.  Dr. Idema and the Center for Disc Replacement Surgery at AOR has strict protocols for showing, bathing, and neck collar management.

WHEN CAN I DRIVE AFTER MOBI-C SURGERY?

AskDr. Idema and the Center for Disc Replacement Surgery at AOR when you can start to drive after surgery.  The timing will vary depend on your healing process as well as when it is safe to do so.

WILL MY MOBI-C AFFECT TRAVEL THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY?

It is very unlikely that the metal in the Mobi-C will set off airport security detectors.  However, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules state, “TSA Security Officers will need to resolve all alarms associated with metal implants.”