Lumbar fusions

In cases where the low back pain is due to a structural cause and has not responded to conservative measures, surgical fusion of the selected levels may be required. This can be achieved with a pedicle screw based system. On occasions additional inter-body fusion is required.

Suitability of spinal fusion, risks, benefits and possible complications should be discussed in the clinic.

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