What type of Fusion did you need rather quickly? I ask because I was told that if I didn't have the surgery, I'd probably be paralyzed in a couple-6 months. I had it done....no fun.You go to the neurosurgeon and they say you need a fusion rather quickly, then go for an MRI on your shoulder 3 hours later and have a torn rotator cuff and labrum and then see that Irma is coming right for you! Things happen in threes!
IMHO the rehab is the key. My pt guy worked my tail off. I now have full range of motion in both and best of all...no pain at all. Totally off all pain meds too. I now do windows, to my wifes pleasure!!Yeah good news is I know the surgeon! I've actually rehabbed a bunch of prior patients.