Lumbar Spine Injuries with Surgical Decompression and Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This exhibit begins with one sagittal (side cut-away) view of the lumbar spine illustrating the pre-operative condition. This image clearly shows disc injury at L5-S1 and spinal stenosis at both L4-5 and L5-S1. Next, five steps of the posterior decompression and interbody fusion procedure are illustrated. These steps include the initial incision, laminectomy, discectomy, screw placement and implant placement.