Lumbar Compression Fracture with Surgical Kyphoplasty - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This exhibit features a lumbar compression fracture with surgical kyphoplasty. Specifically shown in this case are four surgical steps detailing the following: A- Two small incisions are created lateral to the L1 pedicle. B- A trocar is inserted through each incision and a drill is used to create a small channel. C- A balloon is placed through the trocar into the newly created cavity; the balloon is inflated to expand the vertebral body. D- The balloon is removed and cement is used to fill the cavity.