Spinal Cord Injury Surgery
Depending on the circumstances, when surgery is required, it may be performed early or later. Each case requires careful consideration to define the course of treatment that will lead to the greatest benefit for the patient.
When fusion of the spine is required, bone is made to grow between the injured vertebrae. Spinal instrumentation is often implanted to restore the stability to the spine and assist in the healing of the spinal fusion. Instrumentation may include rods, wires, hooks and/or screws depending on the case.