The lumbar spine represents the mid-lower segment of the vertebral column and is composed of five adjacent vertebrae. They are convex anteriorly to form a lumbar lordosis. The lumbar spine facet joints allows limited movements and rotation.
Each lumbar vertebra is formed of: A body which is kidney shaped and is convex anteriorly while flattened posteriorly, pedicles and lamina, transverse processes, articular processes and a spinous process.
This models shows lumbar spondylo-degenerative changes in the form of marginal osteophytic lipping.
This 3D model was created from the file STS_037
The original CT examination can be reviewed at: