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What spinal fusion surgery?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Joining bone togethe: A spinal fusion is a procedure used to join two spinal motion units together. It is designed to stop all motion of the motion segment. It may be performed with or without the usages of screws and rods. It is performed for spinal instability . It is like welding 2 pieces of metal together.
Answered on Jan 20, 2020
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