Spinal fusion

 

Spinal fusion surgery is performed to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, eliminating motion between them.

Spinal fusion involves techniques designed to encourage the normal healing process of broken bones.

 

During spinal fusion, your surgeon places bone or a bone-like material within the space between two spinal vertebrae. Metal plates, screws and rods may be used to hold the vertebrae together, so they can heal into one solid unit.