Spinal Fusion for Pseudarthrosis
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Definition: Spinal fusion, also known as spondylodesis or spondylosyndesis, is a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae. Supplementary bone tissue, either from the patient (autograft) or a donor, is used in conjunction with the body's natural bone growth processes to fuse the vertebrae. Fusing of the spine is used primarily to eliminate the pain caused by abnormal motion of the vertebrae by immobilizing the faulty vertebrae themselves, which is usually caused by degenerative conditions. A pathologic entity characterized by deossification of a weight-bearing long bone, followed by bending and pathologic fracture, with inability to form normal BONY CALLUS leading to existence of the "false joint" that gives the condition its name. (SOURCE: Wikipedia, UMLS)
Where does Spinal Fusion rank compared to other Pseudarthrosis treatments?
#2Health experts published 30 studies on Arthroplasty and Pseudarthrosis making Arthroplasty the #2 most researched treatment. In research involving Pseudarthrosis, experts have concluded that Arthroplasty is effective in 2 studies and safe in 2 studies.
#3Health experts published 30 studies on Laminectomy and Pseudarthrosis making Laminectomy the #3 most researched treatment. In research involving Pseudarthrosis, experts have concluded that Laminectomy is effective in 3 studies
#4Health experts published 38 studies on Diskectomy and Pseudarthrosis making Diskectomy the #4 most researched treatment. In research involving Pseudarthrosis, experts have concluded that Diskectomy is safe in 4 studies.
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