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Spinal implant in lumbar fusion. Coloured frontal 3D computed tomography (CT) scan of the spinal implant (blue) used in a case of spinal fusion in the lower back (lumbar spine). The scan shows pedicle screws and a cage device used to treat degeneration of the L4 and L5 vertebrae in the lumbar spine. The surgery stabilized the spine and helped to alleviate lower back pain and nerve compression symptoms.
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