Users' questions

How serious is Acdf surgery?

How serious is Acdf surgery?

While uncommon, as with all surgery there are a number of risks and potential complications that can occur as a result of a cervical decompression and fusion surgery, including: Hemorrhage or formation of a wound hematoma. Damage to the carotid or vertebral artery resulting in a stroke or excessive bleeding, even death.

What kind of surgery is needed for L5 S1 fusion?

Therefore, L5 S1 fusion surgery involves the surgical removal of the L5/S1 disc and fusing the L5 and S1 spinal bones together. Different surgical techniques and approaches exist. PLIF, posterior lumbar interbody fusion is a case in point that has been reviewed in detail in a prior blog.

What are the signs and symptoms of L5 S1 fusion?

Indications for L5 S1 fusion are debilitating pain and dysfunction arising from degenerative disc disease, slipped disc, fractures, recurrent herniations, sciatica, scoliosis, and spinal canal narrowing.

What does it mean to have a multilevel spinal fusion?

Multilevel spinal fusion refers to fusion of more than one spinal disc level (e.g. L3-L4 and L4-L5 fusions). When a multilevel spinal fusion is performed, it is almost always on contiguous spinal levels.

When to use PLIF for L1-L2 fusion?

Less commonly, PLIF is indicated for the L1-L2 level. Clinical-results of Lumbar I/F cage fusion and VSP at L1-L2 have-not been reported. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report the functional outcomes, fusion rate, and complications related to PLIF with Lumbar I/F cage and VSP of L1-L2

Therefore, L5 S1 fusion surgery involves the surgical removal of the L5/S1 disc and fusing the L5 and S1 spinal bones together. Different surgical techniques and approaches exist. PLIF, posterior lumbar interbody fusion is a case in point that has been reviewed in detail in a prior blog.

Indications for L5 S1 fusion are debilitating pain and dysfunction arising from degenerative disc disease, slipped disc, fractures, recurrent herniations, sciatica, scoliosis, and spinal canal narrowing.

Multilevel spinal fusion refers to fusion of more than one spinal disc level (e.g. L3-L4 and L4-L5 fusions). When a multilevel spinal fusion is performed, it is almost always on contiguous spinal levels.

What is the objective of cervical spinal fusion?

The objective of cervical spinal fusion is to stabilize the vertebrae so that they can grow together over time so that they no longer move relative to one another 2. In a similar circumstance, the bones fuse but they place mechanical loads on the vertebrae above and below the fusion.