Lumbar Decompression and Spinal Fusion Surgery

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Orthopaedics: Spinal Stenosis. The University of Maryland Medical Center will present a live webcast of lumbar decompression and spinal fusion surgery at 5:30 pm EDT (2130 UTC). The surgery will be performed to treat spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on nerves in the back, and a related condition involving slippage of the vertebrae known as spondylolisthesis. Both conditions cause pain and weakness in the lower back and legs, and many patients have difficulty in walking. Read more...



Daniel Gelb

Daniel Gelb, MD