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fusion

 [fu´zhun]
1. the act or process of melting.
2. the merging or coherence of adjacent parts or bodies.
3. the coordination of separate images of the same object in the two eyes into one.
4. the operative formation of an ankylosis or arthrosis.
diaphyseal-epiphyseal fusion operative establishment of bony union between the epiphysis and diaphysis of a bone.
spinal fusion surgical creation of ankylosis between contiguous vertebrae; used in treatment of spondylosis and ruptured intervertebral disk. Called also spondylosyndesis.

spi·nal fu·sion

, spine fusion
an operative procedure to accomplish bony ankylosis between two or more vertebrae.

spinal fusion

Spondylosyndesis Orthopedics A procedure in which multiple vertebrae are operatively fused, usually with diskectomy or laminectomy; while SF ↑ spinal stability, virtually eliminates pain, ROM is lost

spi·nal fu·sion

, spine fusion (spī'năl fyū'zhŭn, spīn)
A surgical procedure to accomplish bony ankylosis between two or more vertebrae.
Synonym(s): spondylosyndesis.

spinal fusion

A surgical procedure to effect permanent healing between the bodies of two or more adjacent VERTEBRAE. This is done to avoid dangerous movement between vertebrae arising from bone disease of various kinds.

Spinal fusion

An operation in which the bones of the lower spine are permanently joined together using a bone graft obtained usually from the hip.
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While ICBG remains the gold standard for spine fusion surgeries, local autologous bone graft is by far the predominant bone graft material utilized in minimally invasive posterior approach to interbody fusion.
Comparing results of posterior spine fusion in patients with AIS: Are two surgeons better than one?
According to earlier reports of screw and plate loosening following cervical spine fusion, initial inadequate positioning or engagement of screws in a plate and local infection seems to be the main cause for this incident [18,19].
In addition, to the use of a ceramic graft in association with BMSCs, several authors used BMP to enhance the osteogenic potency of MSCs [37, 43, 46] showing that MSCs in combination with BMP-2 enhanced bone formation in posterolateral spine fusion exerting a more osteoinductive action than MSCs alone [46].
Garfin et al., "Two-year fusion rate equivalency between Grafton DBM gel and autograft in posterolateral spine fusion: a prospective controlled trial employing a side-by-side comparison in the same patient," Spine, vol.
Last year Mr Hamid became the first surgeon in the UK to carry out minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion surgery, allowing doctors to insert screws and rods to stabilise the spine.
A complication of lumbar spine fusion. J Bone Joint Surg Br.
She said: "I've had a bad back and had a spine fusion surgery four or five years ago.
Among the procedures they consider are peripheral nerve stimulation, cranial neuromodulation, therapeutic minimally invasive intradiscal procedures, lumbar spine fusion surgery, epidural injections, and intra-articular joint injections and musculoskeletal injections.