What is a Spinal Fusion?
A spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to stabilize the spine by fusing (or uniting) vertebrae to cease motion. The surgery involves using bone grafts or additional bone around the spine. After several months, the bone grafts will heal and join the vertebrae together making the fusion successfully complete.
A few of the conditions in which a spinal fusion is recommended to a patient are:
- Vertebral fracture
- Correcting deformity
- Cervical disc herniation