St. Joseph Hospital has been one of Orange County's leaders in orthopedic services for more than 30 years. The specially trained orthopedic physicians, nurses and other health professionals on staff combine the latest research, innovative procedures and cutting-edge technology to tailor a treatment plan that fits a patient's individual needs. Physicians on staff at St. Joseph Hospital participate in clinical trials to test new technologies in spinal fusion surgery.
Spinal fusion surgery helps treat the following disorders:
- Injuries to spinal vertebrae
- Protrusion and degeneration of the cushioning disk between the vertebrae (sometimes called slipped disk or herniated disk)
- Abnormal curvatures (such as scoliosis or kyphosis)
- Weak or unstable spine caused by infection
Spinal fusion surgery can help reduce pain, restore function, straighten your spine and improve your quality of life.