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A spinal fusion surgery, also known as lumbar fusion, carries the risk of blood clots, infection, pseudoarthrosis and nerve damage, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In some cases, the bone graft... More »

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Spinal fusion surgery patients can expect the procedure to last for a few hours while the surgeon uses a bone graft to fuse the vertebrae together, according to WebMD. Metal plates are inserted to support the vertebrae d... More »

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Spinal fusion surgery, which is clinically known as arthrodesis, is a procedure that is used to fuse two or more vertebrae in the lower back, according to WebMD. Spinal fusion is usually used to stabilize the spine follo... More »

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Complications and side effects of spinal fusion surgery include infection, poor wound healing, bleeding, blood clots, and pain at the bone graft site, according to Mayo Clinic. Longer-term risks include accelerated risks... More »

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Risk factors that affects recovery after a spinal fusion surgery include infection, blood clotting, fusion failure, bone graft pain, nerve injury and graft infection. The risks a person may experience depends on age, per... More »

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Recovery from spinal fusion surgery takes a minimum of three to four months and may continue more than a year after surgery for complete bone healing, according to MedicineNet. Young, healthy patients with sedentary jobs... More »

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Although joining of the vertebral bones after spinal fusion surgery takes about six weeks, full recovery from the procedure takes about three to six months. Recovery time depends on the age, overall health and physical c... More »

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