Fusion is not necessary in most surgical interventions. Most spine pathology that responds favorably to surgical intervention is due to compression of nervous structure. We employ a number of means to effectively decompress nervous tissue while attempting to avoid fusion when possible. These means include:
- Cervical disc replacement
- Lumbar disc replacement
- Cervical laminoplasty
- Decompressive lumbar laminectomy without fusion
Fusion should only be used in cases of instability or severe degeneration.