Spine Surgery: Lumbar Vertebral Body Replacement

Surgery to replace damaged or fractured vertebrae in the lower back

Spine fractures involving the vertebral body in the lumbar spine (lower back) can cause pressure on the spinal nerves, resulting in pain. Severe fractures are unstable and often require surgery to remove and replace the damaged vertebra and stabilize the spine. A lumbar vertebral body replacement involves replacing the affected area with a small metal cage filled with bone graft material, which is then screwed into the adjacent healthy vertebrae.

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