Multilevel Spinal Injuries with Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Procedure - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit depicts widespread spinal injuries with a cervical discectomy and fusion procedure. The first illustration is a sagittal view of the cervical spine showing spinal injuries: a disc bulge at C5-6 and a disc herniation at C6-7. Also shown is a sagittal view of the lumbar spine illustrating disc bulges at L3-4 and L4-5. There are four steps of the operative procedure illustrated, beginning with the incision exposing the cervical vertebrae. The next illustration shows the removal of disc material at C6-7. Then a bone plug is inserted into the disc space. Finally a plate is secured with a plate and multiple screws completing the fusion.