Post-operative Radiographs for Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Fusions?
|Robert W Molinari1*, Robert Molinari Jr1 and Ryan W McAssey RN2|
|1Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 665 Rochester, New York, USA|
|2Brooklyn College BA/MD Program, Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||Robert W. Molinari
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Rochester Medical
Center 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 665 Rochester
New York, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received October 27, 2015; Accepted November 09, 2015; Published November 11, 2015|
|Citation:Molinari RW, Molinari R, McAssey RW (2015) Post-operative Radiographs for Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Fusions? J Spine S6:004.doi:10.4172/2165-7939.S6-004|
|Copyright: ©2015 Molinari RW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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