Pedicle screws enhance spine fusion by anchoring vertebrae together, increasing stability and promoting successful fusion.
PLIF offers better load distribution but risks nerve damage, infection, and longer recovery time.
PLIF surgery involves removing the damaged discs and inserting grafts, cages, screws, and rods to stabilize the spine, aiding fusion.
Posterolateral gutter fusion surgery, which involves placing bone graft in the posterolateral portion of the spine (a region just outside the spine), is the gold standard for obtaining a spinal fusion.
After ETDIF surgery, patients need close post-op care, monitoring for nerve injury, and adherence to activity restrictions.
After spinal fusion surgery, proper postoperative care includes pain management, activity restrictions, and monitoring for complications.
ACDF surgery risks include bleeding, nerve damage, infection, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, spinal cord injury, and fusion failure.
ALIF surgery risks include infection, nerve damage, and fusion failure, but it offers potential relief for lower back pain.
Recovery after multilevel fusion involves gradual activity increase, pain management, physical therapy, and spine stability.
Recovery after sacroiliac joint fusion focuses on pain management and a gradual return to daily activities.