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Listen...i know this is stupid...but im scheduled spinal

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hey listen...i know this is stupid...but im scheduled for a spinal fusion in two days...and i used some cocaine is this dangerous,,,thanks can i go thru with the surgery??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr.Sawhney an orthopedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.

Cocaine has a short half life and a large proportion of the drug gets eliminated from the body pretty fast.

Therefore using cocaine 2 days prior does not effect the spine surgery and you can go ahead. But take care not to use it again during preop or postoperative period.