Joint fusion mimics the biologic process the body utilizes to naturally heal a broken bone. During a joint fusion, the surgeon places bone or a bonelike material within the cavity between two bones which they aim to fuse. Metal rods, screws and plates hold the bones together, allowing them to heal into one single unit. The process prevents patients from stretching nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles that may have caused discomfort. Studies indicate that the patient’s pain improves 60% to 70% after fusion surgery and approximately 80% of patients self-reporting satisfactory results following fusion surgery.