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Implants following spinal surgery. Coloured frontal (left) and lateral (right) X-rays of the lower spine of a 57-year-old man who has had plates and screws implanted following spinal surgery. The orthopaedic surgery was carried out to treat an injury to the lumbar-sacral spine, with osteosynthesis and bone grafting used following removal of the L4 vertebra.
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