Spine imaging after lumbar disc replacement: pitfalls and current recommendations

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BACKGROUND Most lumbar artificial discs are still composed of stainless steel alloys, which prevents adequate postoperative diagnostic imaging of the operated region when using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Thus patients with postoperative radicular symptoms or claudication after stainless steel implants often require alternative diagnostic procedures… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1754-9493-3-15

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