Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis: How & Why is a Spinal Fusion Done?

Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis: How & Why is a Spinal Fusion Done?

Source: WebMD

In spinal fusion for scoliosis, rods, hooks, wires, or screws are attached to the curved part of the backbone and the spine is straightened. Small pieces of bone are then put over the spine. The bone pieces will grow together with the spinal bone, fusing it into the proper position. Spinal fusion is major surgery that usually takes several hours to complete.

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