For more detailed answers, please give our Tulsa team a call today at 918-286-3124. We look forward to helping you get your life back! What are your office hours? Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. What is bone grafting? A bone graft is a medium placed between two vertebrae that are being fused during surgery. This medium can be one of or a combination of the following: bone putty, the patient’s autograft from their spine or hip, stem cells, or allograft from a donor. The patient will turn this graft into their own bone when they fuse. Nowadays, hip autograft from the patient is less frequently used because of chronic pain from this donor site, and because we get equally good fusion rates using donor allograft. What is cervical? Cervical pertains to the neck. What is a compression fracture? What is anterior? Anterior refers to an incision made from the front. What is lumbar? The five vertebrae between the rib cage and the pelvis. What is a herniated disc? A painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae. What is posterior? Posterior refers to an incision made from the back. What is thoracic? The thoracic vertebrae compose the middle segment of the vertebral column, between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae.