Spinal Fusion Surgery
 

Spinal Fusion Surgery

Patients who undergo spinal fusion surgery are put to sleep using general anesthesia. The procedure lasts roughly four hours, but this can change depending on how many vertebrae are affected.

The position of the patient on the operating table would depend on the location of the affected vertebrae. No matter which level of the spine is affected (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar), the procedure may be performed from the front only, from the back only, or from both the front and back depending upon each patient’s unique condition.

The surgeon will likely choose to use a combination of the patient’s own bone and bone substitutes for fusion. The patient’s bone may be harvested from areas already exposed in the surgery (known as local bone grafts) or from other areas, such as the pelvic bone, through a separate incision. In addition to instrumentation (screws and rods), the surgeon may use certain implants made from surgical plastics, ceramics, or metals such as titanium.

The bone grafts, instrumentation, and implants are placed in very specific areas of the spine that ultimately result in complete bony fusion of the affected segments, which prevents motion, instability, and therefore, pain.


Spinal Fusion Surgery in Orange County County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County:

  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Anaheim
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Colton
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Corona
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Garden Grove
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Irwindale
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near La Mirada
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Long Beach
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Los Angeles
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Ontario
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Perris
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery in and near Temecula

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