I haven't got to have that last talk with my NS, but I knew that some of you have probably discussed this and know the answer.
Is a cage fusion with synthetic fusing material strong enough to hold everything in place if you have fairly bad degenerated facet joints?
My NS has said that he wants to use cages with synthetic material to fuse my L4/L5. All of my tests have shown that I have badly degenerated facets and movement. I'm concerned that just the cage and fusion won't hold things well enough and I'll still have problems. Don't I need more stability to fuse?