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Is the spinal fusion a risky thing to do?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Major spine surgery has small risk of life changing complication associated and failure to relieve symptoms consider carefully nonunion failed back surgery make sure benifits outweigh risks.
And the pain generator is well lidentified by diagnostic injections.

In brief: Yes

Major spine surgery has small risk of life changing complication associated and failure to relieve symptoms consider carefully nonunion failed back surgery make sure benifits outweigh risks.
And the pain generator is well lidentified by diagnostic injections.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

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Any operation in general is risky, this why we have to be sure you need it, and they are no other solution .
The spinal fusion have common risks like any other operation, add to that special risk( bone may not fuse, infection.) and other. Thank you.

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Any operation in general is risky, this why we have to be sure you need it, and they are no other solution .
The spinal fusion have common risks like any other operation, add to that special risk( bone may not fuse, infection.) and other. Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery

In brief: Risks not high

Spinal fusion surgery is safer than it has been in decades due the advances in imaging and neurophysiological testing during surgery.
The allows for safer placement of instrumentation with less risk of nerve injury. Risks of bleeding or infection remain present but with a good surgeon and hospital, these should also be minimal. Risk of poor healing also remain depending on your age and health.

In brief: Risks not high

Spinal fusion surgery is safer than it has been in decades due the advances in imaging and neurophysiological testing during surgery.
The allows for safer placement of instrumentation with less risk of nerve injury. Risks of bleeding or infection remain present but with a good surgeon and hospital, these should also be minimal. Risk of poor healing also remain depending on your age and health.
Dr. David Lundin
Dr. David Lundin
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