Anterior Cervical Fusion with Discectomy and Plating - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit portrays an anterior discectomy and fusion of C4-C7. The first illustration shows the pre-operative condition, with disc herniations at C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7. The second illustration shows a 4-5 mm incision into the right anterior neck. The third illustration shows a discectomy at C6-C7. The fourth illustration shows the placement of a bone graft at this level. The fifth illustration shows a similar procedure repeated at the C5-C6 and C4-C5 levels. The final illustration shows the placement of an anterior cervical plate from C4 to C7.