Spinal Fusion.docx - Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine eliminating motion between them Incision To

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Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine,eliminating motion between them.Incision.To gain access to the vertebrae being fused, the surgeon makes an incision in one of three locations: in your neck or back directly over your spine, on either side of your spine, or in your abdomen or throat so that your surgeon can access the spine from the front.Bone graft preparation.The bone grafts that actually fuse two vertebrae together may come from a bone bank or from your own body, usually from yourpelvis. If your own bone is used, the surgeon makes an incision above your pelvic bone, removes a small portion of it and then closes the incision.Fusion.To fuse the vertebrae together permanently, the surgeon places the

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