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What is the most common surgery for lumbar spine injury?

Lumbar fusion is the most common surgery used to address lumbar spine injury.

Spinal fusion is a common surgery on the lumbar spine. Minimally invasive techniques have changed spinal fusion surgery.

The most common surgery for lumbar spine injuries is a microdiscectomy. 

Dr. Andrew C. Hecht, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
The most common lumbar spine injury surgery is called a microdiscectomy. In this video, Andy Hecht, MD, co-director of Spine Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains how the procedure is done and what it repairs.

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