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Spinal Fusion

"Spinal Fusion" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Spinal Fusion" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Spinal Fusion" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 430 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 63 publications in 2014
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