Spinal instrumentation is a method of keeping the spine rigid after a spinal fusion surgery .This is surgically done by attaching hooks, rods, and wire to the spine in a way that redistributes the stresses on the bones and keeps them in proper alignment while the bones of the spine fuse.
The procedure takes 1.5 to 3 hours & is performed under general anaesthesia.
Step1: Anaesthesia is given to the patient
Step 2: Fusion site is prepared- Surgeon strips the tissue away from the area to be fused & the surface of the bone is peeled. A piece of bone is removed & placed alongside the area to be fused.
Step 3: Implants (hooks, rods& wire) are inserted
Step 4: Incision is closed
Complete recovery can take 6-8 months. Movement is strictly limited for a period of time.
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