An instrumented spinal fusion is performed in patients when the spine has been weakened by degenerative conditions, deformity, trauma, tumour, or surgery. The purpose of the procedure is to restore spinal strength so that the spine can withstand normal day-to-day stresses and can also protect the spinal cord and nerves against more excessive forces that are occasionally encountered. Posterior lumbar fusion is performed from the back of your spine. During the surgery, your surgeon uses metal screws, rods and sometimes a cage (known as metalwork) to permanently fuse certain segments in the lower part of your spine. The metal elements initially act as a scaffold while your bone gradually fuses (bony union) over a period of nine to 12 months.
At The Holly Private Hospital, we have a team of consultants who are experts in Primary posterior fusion surgery to relieve pain and discomfort. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package with prices starting from £16,850 (terms and conditions apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 020 3918 9554