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Failed Fusion

Failed Fusion

A spinal fusion is an invasive procedure that is performed to fuse the spine and vertebrae together. The spine is accessed through a large incision done to cut the surrounding muscles, remove the damaged disc and complete the fusion. In some cases, the muscles can become displaced. With the displacement of the muscles, scar tissue could develop, disrupt the fusion and further complicate the procedure down the road resulting in a failed fusion.

Causes of a Failed Fusion

Failed fusion can be the end result for some spine surgeries. Below are some of the main reasons why this condition develops:

  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Improper surgical techniques
  • Rejection of the fusion
  • Excess scar tissue and regrowth
  • Infection
  • Excess scar tissue and regrowth
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Symptoms of a Failed Fusion

As the body starts to reject the spinal fusion procedure, the following symptoms may occur.

  • New spine conditions or symptoms
  • Limited mobility
  • Muscle spasms
  • The return of spinal condition symptoms
  • Strenuous recovery
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain at the site of surgery


At OC Spine Center, our board-certified physicians are dedicated to being able to provide relief for all of our patients. No matter the circumstance, we are able to treat your spinal condition. We offer a wide variety of conservative treatments and the latest surgical procedures to effectively treat these conditions. When dealing with a failed fusion, our team of spine specialists will treat this condition with our minimally invasive stabilization procedure. Our stabilization procedures are low risk and have a shorter recovery time than most spine surgeries.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a failed fusion, book your appointment today at the trusted OC Spine Center.


Our board-certified spine specialists successfully treat all spinal conditions with the leading treatment options in Orange County.


1041 E. Yorba Linda Boulevard
Suite 210
Placentia, CA 92870

At OC Spine Center, we provide the top spinal treatment options and patient care in Southern California. From conservative therapy options to the leading minimally invasive spine surgeries, our board-certified physicians successfully treat all spine conditions. Find relief today at OC Spine Center.

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