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Spinal Fusion Surgery (Treatment For Joining of The Vertebrae)

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It Is Suitable For

· Those in Mexicali who need treatment for bones.
· Those with nerve pain.
· Those with separated vertebrae.
· Those who wish to alleviate pain in the spine.
· Those who wish to have a healthy body posture.

What is Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Spinal Fusion Surgery is a surgical procedure performed to permanently join two or more vertebrae together into one solid bone with no space between them.

Vertebrae are the small, interlocking bones located in the spine. In some conditions, these vertebrae are separated and could cause nerve pain and other complications.

The surgery is performed to treat or relieve symptoms of many spinal conditions. Fixing the vertebrae together may mean removing mobility between the two treated vertebrae, decreasing flexibility, but it is useful for treating spinal disorders that make movements painful.

Spinal Fusion is also known as:
· Arthrodesis
· Anterior spinal fusion
· Posterior spinal fusion
· Vertebral interbody fusion

How It Works

In the treatment of spinal fusion, extra bone is usually used to fill the space between the two separated vertebrae. After the surgery, the bone then heals, leaving no space between them.

Disorders Treated by Spinal Fusion Surgery

· Tumors
· Spinal Stenosis
· Herniated discs
· Degenerative disc disease
· Fractured vertebrae that may cause instability in the spinal column
· Scoliosis
· Kyphosis
· Spinal Weakness due to arthritis or infections
· Spondylolisthesis

Spinal Fusion Surgery Procedure

1. Consultation and examination of the condition
2. The pre-operative test will be done such as MRI and X-rays
3. Application of general anesthesia prior to the surgery
4. Bone grafting will be prepared and used during the surgery
5. An incision will be made at the area to be treated
6. Placement of bone graft at the gap of two vertebrae
7. The fusion of the bone

Advantages and Limitations of Spinal Fusion Surgery

· Relieves nerve pain
· Aids in fixation of the vertebrae
· Reduces post-decompressive deformity
· Fast and safe procedure

· Involves extensive bone work
· Can lead to a long recovery period
· Full recovery period may take 3 to 6 months, depending on your age and overall health

Preparation for Spinal Fusion Surgery

· Stop smoking a few weeks prior to the surgery
· Limit alcohol consumption for at least a week before the surgery
· You may be advised to stop anti-inflammatory drugs and blood-thinning medications a few days prior to the surgery

Spinal Fusion Surgery Post Care

· Avoid alcohol consumption during the recovery period
· It is advised to stop smoking until your body fully recovers
· You may be required to learn new techniques to walk, sit, and stand
· You may have to wear a brace to keep your spine in proper alignment
· Full normal activities may not be able to resume until the bone has fused into place (6 weeks or longer)
· A physical rehabilitation may be recommended to help strengthen your back


Q1: How long will the full recovery be?
A1: Fully recovery can take between 3 to 6 months

Q2: Can I return to normal activities?
A2: Usually, it is recommended to wait for the bone to be fused completely before returning normal activities, this may take up to 6 weeks, depending on your age and overall health condition.

Q3: Will this treatment help with chronic back pain?
A3: No, but a general reduction in pain will be experienced.

Q4: Why do I have to avoid alcohol consumption after the treatment?
A4: Alcohol could interact with pain medication to cause complications such as fluid retention.

Q5: How would smoking affect the recovery process?
A5: Nicotine contained in smoke can slow down healing when it reacts with blood in the body.

Clinic Information

[Clinic Name] Hospital de la Familia
[Location] Mexicali, Mexico
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] The hospital is about 17 mins drive from Mexicali International Airport and 10 mins drive from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mexicali
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Sunday (24 hrs)

Operation Time 2 - 3 hrs
Recovery Time 5 - 7 days
Number of Postoperative Visit Not required
Hospitalization Not required
Other Information · You may be required to fill out a medical questionnaire and share previous medical records, pictures or any other tests
· Spine Examination (if necessary) cost ranges from USD 600 - 1,000
Cancellation Policy Reschedule of treatments can be made without penalty. However, a $250 deposit is non-refundable if cancellation takes place within 48 hrs prior to surgery.
Include In This Price Consultation Fee, 2 Nights Hospital Stay, Surgical Materials, Ground Transportation
Location Hospital de la Familia (Family Hospital), Circuito Brasil, El Alamo, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

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