Fusion Surgery With The Spine Surgeons of North Jersey Spine Group
he spinal column is made up of 33 vertebral bones interconnecting articulating discs which support the muscle strength of the back. For a myriad of reasons, the spatial relationship of these independent structures can become disrupted and weakened, which causes the patient discomfort, pain, loss of movement, and a loss of function. To correct this incompetency, spine fusion may be offered as it will restore the integrity of the spine. Once the vertebral bones are realigned and stable, the patient will experience a reduction in pain and a return of movement and function. Typical diagnoses that, when severe enough may require a spinal fusion are certain forms of spondylolthesis, scoliosis, degenerative bone diseases, degenerative disc diseases, spinal deformities, and traumatic injury, personal injury or work-related injury.
North Jersey Spine Group Performs Spine Fusion Only When Necessary
A segmental fusion of the spine may be necessary to “bridge” existing vertebral bone structure and augment the bone healing process. As experts in spine surgery, neurosurgeons assess, what would be the best method strengthen the vertebrae bone connection by using an autograft, allograft, or other medically approved implantable devices. The bone graft and vertebrae are fused together using a light weight device in the form of a plate that is secured to the bone. This device fosters healing by encouraging bone growth. The projected outcome of a successful bone graph takes anywhere between 3 to 6 months during which new bone grows around the implant.
When surgically indicated, a spine fusion will drastically improve the patient’s ability to function, restore mobility, and significantly reduce back pain.
Top New Jersey Neurosurgeons Provide The Best Spine Fusion Results
North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG) is comprised of board-certified neurosurgeons also spine surgeons, who perform spine fusion surgery only when it is indicated. Planning each surgery includes the proper care both preoperatively and postoperatively to support a rapid recovery. NJSG offers multiple convenient locations spanning northern NJ from Bergen County to Morris County and nearby towns including Saddle River, Jersey City, and Franklin, NJ. Patients can expect to recieve unmatched expertise using advanced medical technology to best restore the quality of life prior to back pain. To determine if a spine fusion is an appropriate treatment option for back pain relief, contact NJSG today.