Spine Fusion Surgery
The term ‘Spinal Fusion’ refers to the surgical procedure wherein two bones for the vertebrae are joined together resulting in zero movement between them. The procedure helps in relief from pain in the spinal segment. In some cases, the procedure are conducted thorough ‘Minimally Invasive Key Hole Techniques’ (MITLIF). However, open surgeries are also used in certain cases.
Why should I go for Spine Fusion Surgery?
The surgery can be recommended by doctors to treat different conditions resulting in severe pain or inability in movement in spine at lumbar, cervical or thoracic areas. It is a decompressing procedure which stabilizes the spine.
What may lead to Spine degeneration?
Spine degeneration or regression can happen at any stage of life and due to any ailment or accident. The most common reason may include Deteriorating disc problem, Vertebral fracture, Spondylosis, Spinal Tumor, Scoliosis, Spinal Disc Herniation or any other health issues.
The doctor makes an incision through stomach or back and to decompress the spine by packing bone substitute or screws/plates/rods to fuse the two affected vertebrae.
Some of the common risks involved are damage to surrounding nerves, infection, neurologic defect, urinary retention and deformity.