Side Effects of Spinal Fusion
Spinal fusion is performed to provide stabilization of two vertebrae. Any number of conditions can weaken the spine, thus causing secondary conditions to materialize. It is important to know that all surgical procedures and treatment of any type involve side effects.
Side effects of spinal fusion may include infection of the surgical wound and the vertebrae, injury to spinal nerves, and wear and tear of the vertebrae surrounding the fusion. The most common side effects of this surgical procedure are infection, bleeding, blood clots, and blood loss. Nonunion (absence of fusion) can occur and you may need additional surgery.
Electing to have spinal fusion is a major health decision to treat a spine condition. Doctors at Florida Hospital are available to discuss the side effects of spine fusion surgery. Schedule an appointment today.