Lumbar Disc Herniation with Anterior Discectomy and Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This medical exhibit reveals multiple images illustrating a herniated disc at L5-S1 in the low back and the surgery involved in fusing the damaged portion of the spinal column. After detailing the injuries, surgical images illustrate the following: 1. Incision in the lower abdomen exposing the L5-S1 interspace anteriorly; 2. Removal of the herniated disc material decompressing the spine, 3. The preparation of disc space and placement of bone graft to fuse the vertebrae.