Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation

Spinal fusion and instrumentation is undertaken when simple decompression of the nerves is inadequate due to the presence of spinal instability (abnormal motion) or likelihood of development of instability due to the extent of bone removal required to achieve adequate decompression of nerves. A fusion procedure links adjacent spinal vertebrae by promoting bone growth between them. Doing so eliminates the pain associated with abnormal motion between the vertebrae and prevents further injury to the nerves caused by compression and traction on the nerves produced by the abnormal motion

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