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.