Fusion Techniques and Options

Spinal fusion – the joining or fusing of two or more vertebrae – involves many options and techniques, dependent upon the type of spinal disorder (e.g., scoliosis, spinal stenosis) being addressed. Specially designed implants (including cages, rods, hooks and screws) are also often used in a fusion surgery; they are intended to ensure correct alignment between vertebrae and help successful fusion to take place and add strength and stability to the spine during the healing process.


Specialists in Spine Surgery

Get your Case Study Review by Dr. Darryl Antonacci, The Leader In Less Invasive Complex Spine Surgery.


darryl-antonoacci-tnTogether Dr. Antonacci and Dr. Betz have a combined 50+ years of experience in complex spine surgery.

Specialists in Spine Surgery

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M. Darryl Antonacci, MD
Chief Spine Surgeon & Director
Specialist in Pediatric & Adult Spine
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Randal R. Betz, MD
Spine Surgeon
Specialist in Pediatric Spine
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Use of Fusion Techniques, Devices and Options for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Traditionally a bone graft is used to facilitate fusion; this involves small amounts of bone being taken from the patient’s pelvis (autograft), or from a donor (allograft), which is packed between the vertebrae in order to “fuse” them together. A fusion is not always achieved after surgery; fusion rates vary depending on such factors such as whether or not the patient smokes, number of previous procedures, and the underlying pathology. Some special fusion techniques and options – Posterior Spinal Fusion, Spinal Implants, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), Interbody Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF), and Far Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (FLIF) – are addressed in further detail on their respective pages.

 

Our Office Is Conveniently Located in Central New Jersey

Have Your Spine Case Doctor-Reviewed by Nationally Renowned Spine Surgeon, Dr. Darryl Antonacci. After Doctors’s review, a staff member from Dr. Antonacci’s and Dr. Betz’s office will contact you typically within 48 hours for more information about your condition or to schedule an appointment.

Our Office Location


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Near Princeton, NJ
3100 Princeton Pike,
Bldg. 1-D
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office: 609-912-1500
Fax: 609-912-1600