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Spinal Fusion in Rochester, NY

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What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, eliminating motion between them.

Why is Spinal Fusion Used?

Spinal fusion is commonly used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine called vertebrae. The idea is to fuse together two or more vertebrae so they can heal into a single, solid bone.

This can be used to:

  • Eliminate painful motion
  • Restore stability to the spine
  • Correct a deformity
  • Give strength after a damaged disk has been removed

How is the Procedure Performed?

Spinal fusion involves techniques designed to mimic the normal healing process of broken bones.

During spinal fusion:

  • You can expect to be under general anesthesia so you will not be awake during the procedure as it can take anywhere from three to seven hours
  • Angel N Boev, MD, FAANS, FACS will make a small incision to gain access to the spine
  • The surgeon prepares the bone graft
    • Either from your own bone – often making a small incision and removing bone from the pelvis
    • Or from synthetic substances to promote bone growth and fusion
  • The surgeon then puts the material in between the two vertebrae
  • Metal plates or rods may be used to hold the fusion  in place as it heals
  • You will likely need to stay two to three days in the hospital to ensure proper healing
  • You may need to wear a brace for a while to help the bones to fuse together
  • Physical therapy can help as you work to improve your spine alignment and mobility

What to Expect After Spinal Fusion?

As with any surgery, there are risks and expectations that must be considered. Talk to Dr. Angel Boev to see if this is the right option for you.

After surgery, you can expect some pain and some rehabilitation. Medications are often prescribed for short-term pain relief after surgery.

How Long Does the Fusion Take?

The fusion process takes time, and it may take several months. It takes a long time before the bone is solid, although your comfort level will often improve much faster.

One important element of spinal fusion is to keep the spine in proper alignment.

You will work with physical therapy to:

  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Reposition
  • Regain activity

Although it is a more involved process, many find great benefits from spinal fusion. Recovering from back surgery takes time, commitment, and work.

Why Choose the Boev Clinic?

When it comes to back surgery and spinal fusion, you can trust our back and spine experts. We work together as a team to give you the best options for your surgery, rehab, and future life.

We will talk with you about your expectations and desires so we can help meet your needs. Give Boev Clinic a call today for a consultation about spinal fusion or other back procedures.

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