Spine Instrumentation Surgery

Instrumentation includes implants such as rods, plates, screws, interbody devices, cages, and hooks. Implanted instrumentation immediately stabilizes the spine after surgery, adding strength, and helps to maintain proper alignment while fusion occurs.

Instrumentation is used during spinal fusion because it helps maintain spinal stability while facilitating the process of bone fusion. These procedures are used to restore stability to the spine, treat spinal deformity (such as scoliosis), and bridge space created by the removal of a spinal element (eg, intervertebral disc) during a spinal decompression procedure.