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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Spine-Health provides a video of spine fusion surgery in progress, and WebMD offers a similar video as well as an animated video explaining the procedure. The medical animation also includes a transcript of the video's a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases
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