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What is spinal fusion?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae in the spine are joined together with bone grafts, screws, and rods so that the fused area of the spine becomes immobilized. Watch this video on the procedure.

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