People with diabetes are at a higher risk for certain issues, such as infection and slower healing. If you have diabetes and will undergo spine surgery, you need to make special accommodations to ensure a successful surgery and recovery.
Celebrity and former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece has joined the campaign, Choices Matter in Pain Management to enhance Americans’ understanding of potential surgery-related opioid addiction or dependency.
Bone graft refers to the use of bone in spinal fusion surgery. Spine surgeons can use bone graft to stop motion between two or more vertebral bodies, stabilize a corrected spinal deformity, or repair spinal fractures.