Spinal Fusion is a surgical procedure to join two or more of the small bones of the spine, the vertebrae, into a single piece. It is the final line of treatment for degenerative disc diseases, scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine), Spondylolisthesis (shifting of the spinal disc), spinal fracture and injury, infections and growths of the spine. Spinal fusion surgery is performed with the surgeon making an incision through the back or through the abdomen. In most cases, a bone graft is used to fuse two pieces of the vertebrae. In some cases, metal screws and rods are placed in the spine to hold the spine bones together.
At Care Hospitals, expert orthopaedic surgeons explain patients the process, uses, procedure, and recovery of a spinal fusion surgery before they go in for the operation. Patients are provided with optimum care on their way to recovery.