Spinal fusion surgery is major surgery that can cause long-term complications for patients. Even though 38,000 patients undergo spinal fusion surgery every year, risks include paraplegia, quadriplegia, and peripheral nerve deficit. Implant failure can also occur, such as breaks in the implant, piercing of the spinal canal, and compression of nerve roots. In one study, 21% of adolescent patients required implant removal. More than 50% of treated patients have experienced implant failure. Don’t subject yourself to years of pain and discomfort. Use our infographic on the truth about scoliosis fusion surgery to learn more about how this surgery can negatively impact your life.
The Truth About Scoliosis Fusion Surgery