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For both techniques, the joint must be kept immobile for a defined period of time to allow the fusion and healing to take place in and around the previous joint. Anterior lumbar fusion in the spine involves removing the offending intervertebral disc and placing a bone graft between the vertebrae, which will then fuse together.
This initial stage is followed by rehabilitating the individual to regain as much as possible the function of the body part involved.
The physical therapist will use various methods to address postoperative symptoms.
Strengthening the muscles that move adjacent joints is important.
For example, an individual who has undergone an arthrodesis of the hip would benefit from strengthening exercises for the muscles that move the back of the knee because these muscles must compensate for the loss of joint movement.
A variation is transverse lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), in which the approach is more lateral.