Lumbar Disc Injury with Surgical Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
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.