What is Thoracic spinal fusion?

Category: Surgeries

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Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones of the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a "welding" process. The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Failed back syndrome 1 0
Pain in arms 1 1
Scoliosis 1 0
Thoracic radiculopathy 1 1
Weakness in right arm 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thoracic spinal fusion

Side effect Patients
Pain 1

Duration

Currently having Thoracic spinal fusion

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped having Thoracic spinal fusion

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Thoracic spinal fusion.