Definition of Spinal fusion
1. Noun. Correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization.
Medical Definition of Spinal fusion
1. A procedure that involves fusing together two or more vertebrae in the spine using either bone grafts or metal rods (Harrington rods). This procedure may be used to correct kyphosis or scoliosis. It is also used in those who require spine stabilisation due to vertebral damage from ruptures discs, fractures, osteomyelitis, osteoarthritis or tumour. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Spinal fusion
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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... psychological, and economic factors associated with success and failure of spinal fusion Success is defined relative to postoperative disability, ..."
2. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2005)
"This device is also indicated for spinal fusion in patients with degenerative disc disease. The trial to assess safety and effectiveness of the device was ..."
3. Health, United States, 1998 with Socioeconomic Status and Health Chartbook by National Center for Health Statistics, United States Government Printing Office (1998)
"10 Reduction of fracture (excluding skull and facial) Excision or destruction of intervertébral disc and spinal fusion Excision of semilunar cartilage of ..."
4. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Loss of lumbar lordosis: a complication of spinal fusion for scoliosis. ... Vertebral growth after posterior spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis in ..."
5. Health United States 1995: The Annual National Report on Health by Kate Prager, Diane M. Makuc, Jacob J. Feldman (1998)
"... nose, and ¡aw) 76.70, 76.78-76.79, 79.0-79.6 Excision or destruction of intervertebral disc and spinal fusion 80.5, 81.0 Arthroplasty and replacement of ..."
6. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... Infusion Pumps 1994 Electrical Bone Growth Stimulation and spinal fusion Assessments 1991 Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing Therapy Hyperthermia ..."