COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING SPINAL FUSION


Surgical arthrodesis has occurred between C6 and C7 across the disc space. There have been threaded screws placed within the vertebral body of C4 and C5 and both screws on the inferior aspect have been fractured. This can produce instability and may require surgical correction. This case demonstrates two different types of spinal fusion, one done by bone graft and one done by metallic fixation.