Treatments

Posterior Lumbar Fusion

About Posterior Lumbar Fusion

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in vertebrae. The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. In a posterior approach to lumbar fusion, the surgeon makes an incision down the middle of the lower back. To see the vertebrae, the surgeon will pull back the muscles that surround the spine and remove any pressure from nearby nerves. Graft material is then placed along the sides of the vertebrae to stimulate bone growth. Titanium screws and rods are often used to provide immediate stability to the spine until a solid fusion has been achieved.

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