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What does it mean to have a posterolateral fusion of the lumbar spine?
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: See below
A posterolateral lumbar fusion involves fusing the spine over the transverse processes and the lateral aspect if the facets.
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In brief: See below
A posterolateral lumbar fusion involves fusing the spine over the transverse processes and the lateral aspect if the facets.
Check out spine-health.Com for videos and more information.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Fusion back of spine
There are many types of fusion surgeries done in the lumbar spine.
Posterolateral fusion is when bone is laid on the outside of the spine over the facet joints and transverse processes. While interbody fusion is when bone is placed between the vertebral bodies. Interbody fusion can be done from font (anterior, alif), back (posterior, plif) or angled (transforaminal, tlif) or side (lateral, dlif).

In brief: Fusion back of spine
There are many types of fusion surgeries done in the lumbar spine.
Posterolateral fusion is when bone is laid on the outside of the spine over the facet joints and transverse processes. While interbody fusion is when bone is placed between the vertebral bodies. Interbody fusion can be done from font (anterior, alif), back (posterior, plif) or angled (transforaminal, tlif) or side (lateral, dlif).
Dr. Carl Spivak
Dr. Carl Spivak
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: A type of spne
Surgery done from a posterior or backside approach where bone graft is placed on either side of the bones of the lower back or laterally hence posterolateral to have a fusion occur or bone to grow joining each of these vertebra or spine bones together done for various reasons and can be done with or without using instrumentation-typically, rods or screws

In brief: A type of spne
Surgery done from a posterior or backside approach where bone graft is placed on either side of the bones of the lower back or laterally hence posterolateral to have a fusion occur or bone to grow joining each of these vertebra or spine bones together done for various reasons and can be done with or without using instrumentation-typically, rods or screws
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: A spine fusion
Posterolateral fusion of the spine is a common surgery that links adjacent vertebrae together to eliminate motion across the segments.
It is often done with titanium screws and rods and bone graft material to promote bone fusion.

In brief: A spine fusion
Posterolateral fusion of the spine is a common surgery that links adjacent vertebrae together to eliminate motion across the segments.
It is often done with titanium screws and rods and bone graft material to promote bone fusion.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
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