Anterior L4-5 Interbody Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
Back Surgery - Anterior L4-5 Interbody Spinal Fusion. First, the incision over the left side of the torso is cut and then retracted to expose the lower lumbar vertebrae. Next, an L4-5 discectomy is performed and the bone graft is harvested from the iliac crest. Finally, the endplates are removed and a bone graft BAK cage is placed in the L4-5 interspace for the spinal fusion.