What Is Interbody Spinal Fusion Surgery?
Interbody fusion means uniting two bony segments, whether due to a fracture or a vertebral joint issue. Typically within four months, the bone grafts will unite the vertebrae above and below to form one piece of bone.
Why is it done?
The reasons for performing interbody fusion are to:
- Remove the degenerative disc
- Separate the two vertebral bodies, as they were before the disc degenerated
- Keep them in that position by interposing several pegs of bone (bone graft)