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Vertebroplasty - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The spine is made up of bones, called vertebrae, separated by soft cushions, called intervertebral discs.

Review Date 12/6/2017

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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