The following photos are of a chap from our member RodStewart (Ed) who has very kindly given me permission to post them here so you can all see them
He's about 50 years old and is fused from T2 right down into his pelvis, meaning that his entire lumbar spine is fused and he has two pelvic anchors (which are basically bolts that fix the spine to the iliac crests).
Despite this, look at how well he can twist!
Amazing hey? Hopefully this will be reassuring to anyone who is worried about the amount of mobility they'll have following a fusion.