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What is lumbar fusion surgery?

Keolanui G. Chun, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Lumbar fusion surgery is performed when there's an instability in the lumbar spine. In this video, Keola Chun, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Riverside Community Hospital, describes in detail how a lumbar fusion is performed by surgeons.

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