Posterior Spine Fusion

During the spinal fusion operation, the bones in the back are joined together with bone taken from the hip bone or pelvis. Metal rods are placed alongside of the spine to hold the bones in a straight position while the bone graft heals. The extra bone from the hip or pelvis helps knit the bones together. This surgery is ideal for patients who have reached skeletal maturity.

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Why Choose the Spine Program

The Spine Program is a cornerstone of CHOP’s Division of Orthopaedics, which is top ranked in the nation.

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Second Surgical Opinion from a CHOP Expert

Our referral nurse navigator can give your family timely access to world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in every specialty.