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The intervention aims to:
The neurosurgeon will determine the number of vertebrae to be fused and will choose the technique that is best suited to your situation. According to the vertebrae concerned (lumbar or cervical), they will make one or more incisions, which are called “access routes”:
The intervention is carried out under general anesthesia.
“I already had two herniated discs. For the third one, a spondylodesis was offered to me to fuse two lumbar vertebrae (4 and 5) and stabilize my back.
The intervention took four and a half hours. I was able to walk starting on the 2nd day, without pain, with an analgesic treatment. It was very satisfying and especially important for my moral state of mind.”
Marc, 55 years old