Fusión espinal

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Fusión espinal

La cirugía para tratar la escoliosis se puede recomendar dependiendo de la severidad y la respuesta a otro tratamiento. La corrección quirúrgica involucra la corrección de la curvatura (aunque no toda) y la fusión de los huesos en dicha curvatura. Se colocan injertos óseos a través de la superficie expuesta de cada vértebra. Dichos injertos se regeneran, crecen dentro del hueso y fusionan las vértebras. Los huesos se mantienen en su sitio con una o dos varillas metálicas ajustadas con ganchos y tornillos, lo que también ayuda a brindar soporte a la fusión de las vértebras.

Fusión espinal

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  • Last reviewed on 9/21/2011
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.., and Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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