Spinal Fusion and Disc Prosthesis at Primary Surgery

  • F. Postacchini
  • G. Cinotti
  • O. L. Osti


In past decades many surgeons, particularly in North America, used to perform spinal fusion in all the patients submitted to lumbar disc herniation. In recent years, the vast majority of surgeons does not carry out fusion in patients submitted to primary surgery for disc herniation. In effect, while most of the patients with disc herniation do not need fusion, this may be indicated or even necessary in a limited number of cases.


Disc Herniation Disc Degeneration Spinal Fusion Facet Joint Interbody Fusion 
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  • O. L. Osti

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