A wrong level fusion is where the doctor wants to do, hypothetically, a fusion at C2-3 and instead fuses C3-4. This is a terrible act that should never happen. The result of a fusion is that additional pressures are put on the spinal levels above and below the fused area that can lead to premature degeneration and need for subsequent surgery. Bottom line: it's usually negligent conduct.
If you've suffered from a wrong level surgery, a wrong level fusion, or wrong sided surgery, call us and we'll be happy to answer your questions and assist in a meritorious case. A wrong level malpractice attorney is here to help.