Might additional fusion be required?

Your doctor will be able to tell you what outcome is expected in your case.

ALIF is usually a successful procedure. Statistically, fusion is obtained in more than 90% of cases. Most patients who decided to undergo this procedure in our hospital have been discharged with a positive prognosis and managed to obtain the desired outcome.

However, it is possible not to obtain a solid fusion following ALIF. If fusion isn’t achieved, the patient might require another surgery.

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