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Spinal fusion - series




Spinal fusion is a surgical technique in which one or more vertebrae are fused together to stop the motion between them.

Spinal fusion may be recommended for:

  • Abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis or kyphosis)
  • Injury to the spinal vertebrae
  • Protrusion of the cushioning disk between vertebrae (slipped disk, herniated nucleus pulposus)
  • Weak or unstable spine caused by infections or tumors

Update Date 9/8/2014