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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 neck surgery is a procedure to join two bones in the neck, according to WebMD. The surgeon may perform the fusion by using bone grafts, metal plates or implants to hold the bones in place while they grow to... More »

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Spinal fusion surgery is a procedure that permanently fuses two or more vertebrae in the spine, according to Mayo Clinic. During the surgery, the surgeon adds pieces of bone between the vertebrae to facilitate growth bet... 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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