Atypical lumbar vertebrae

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Dinesh Palipana et al.

Of the five lumbar vertebrae, L5 is considered atypical due to its shape. The remaining lumbar vertebrae are largely typical.

For a basic anatomic description of the structure a generic vertebra, see vertebrae.

Anatomy: Spine
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Section: Anatomy
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