Interspinous processes spacer

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk

Presentation

65 years old with chronic lumbar spine pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Interspinous spacers between L3-L4 and L4-L5 spinous processes.

Modality: X-ray

Interspinous spacers between L3-L4 and L4-L5 spinous processes.

Case Discussion

An interspinous processes spacer is a device implanted between the spinous processes of the lumbar spine to widen narrowing caused by underlying degenerative changes of the neural foramina.

It is one of the treatment of lumbar spondylosis related radiculopathy.

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Case Information

rID: 52476
Case created: 9th Apr 2017
Last edited: 13th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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