Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
In many spinal surgeries, two or more vertebral bones are permanently joined with a technique called "spinal fusion." A fusion creates a solid mass of bone. It stabilizes your spine.
What is spinal fusion?
This detailed video explains the entire process of spinal fusion, including preparation, bone removal, graft insertion, spine stabilization, and ending the procedure. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed. You may be placed in a brace to support your spine. In the weeks after the surgery, new bone grows and attaches securely to the spine. This creates a permanent fusion. You may benefit from physical therapy as you heal.