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What are discs of the spine replaced with in spinal fusion?

Keolanui G. Chun, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
In a spinal fusion procedure, discs are replaced with either part of the patient's bone or bone from a bone bank. In this video, Keola Chun, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Riverside Community Hospital, describes how stem cells can play a role as well.

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