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About Spinal Fusion

What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is a surgery used to fix small bone issues in the spine. The fundamental concept is to fuse two or more vertebrae into a single strong bone. It is mainly a welding method. This is performed in order to remove pain or restoring spinal stability. They don’t move as they used to, once they’re fused. This prevents the adjacent nerves, ligaments, and muscles from causing pain. The reason a surgeon might consider binding the vertebras such as treating the broken vertebrae, correcting deformity, removing pain from a painful movement, treating instability, and treating certain cervical disc herniation’s is a number of prospective factors.

 What are the symptoms leading to the doctor’s recommendation – Spinal Fusion?

  • Back pain
  • Bone fracture
  • Weakness
  • Numbness

Evaluations for Spinal Fusion

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • CT scan

Treatment for Spinal Fusion 

While giving general anesthesia to the patient, surgeons perform a spinal fusion.

A range of methods has been created by surgeons to perform spinal fusion surgery:

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion – It is known as an anterior approach and involves a cut in the lower abdomen to a lumbar fusion or to a cervical fusion on the neck. The doctor might approach the spinal from the front.
  • Posterior Fusion – From the back, a posterior approach is made.

The doctor makes an incision in one of the places to obtain access to the fused vertebrae: in the neck or behind the spine, on or the other side of the vertebrae, or in the abdomen or throat to enable the surgeon to access the spine from the front. Bone grafts fusing two vertebras may come from the bone bank, the patient’s own body, and the pelvis. When using the patient’s own bone, the surgeon cuts over the pelvic bone and removes a tiny part of it, and then closes the incision. To permanently fuse the vertebrae, the doctor positions the material of the bone graft between the vertebrae. While the bone graft heals, metal plates, screws can be used to support the vertebrae together.

Estimated Costs

Hospital City Cost of Investigations  Cost of Surgery for 1 Level
Artemis Hospital Gurugram USD 400 – USD 500 USD 6400
Jaypee Hospital Greater Noida USD 400 – USD 500 USD 6800
BLK Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi USD 400 – USD 500 USD 7200
W Pratiksha Hospital Gurugram USD 400 – USD 500 USD 6000
Apollo Hospital Chennai USD 400 – USD 500 USD 7200
Global Hospitals Bangalore USD 400 – USD 500 USD 6400
Sharda University Hospital Greater Noida USD 400 – USD 500 USD 5900

 

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