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Lumbar Disc Injury with Surgical Fusion
Item ID: exh45231   Source ID: 2

Description: This medical exhibit illustrates a L5-S1 lumbar discectomy and fusion. The anterior discectomy includes the initial abdominal incision, the removal of the herniated disc material, and finally the placement of bone graft to fuse the vertebrae. The second part of the procedure depicts the posterior fusion which includes a posterior lower back midline incision, the... More

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This medical exhibit illustrates a L5-S1 lumbar discectomy and fusion. The anterior discectomy includes the initial abdominal incision, the removal of the herniated disc material, and finally the placement of bone graft to fuse the vertebrae. The second part of the procedure depicts the posterior fusion which includes a posterior lower back midline incision, the decortication of the bony laminae, and the placement of fixation hardware.

Max Image Size: 2680 pixels wide by 1748 pixels high


 
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