Cervical Disc Injuries with Triple Level Surgical Discectomy and Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit depicts cervical disc injuries with a triple level surgical discectomy and fusion procedure. This exhibit begins with one sagittal view of the cervical spine illustrating the pre-operative condition clearly revealing the disc herniations at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. Next, four steps of the triple level anterior discectomy and fusion procedure are illustrated in graphic detail. The first step shows the incision and the disc removal. Next a sagittal view reveals the removal of posterior osteophytes and a portion of the posterior longitudinal ligament. The third step shows the insertion of allograft bone plugs and finally a plate is secured to C4-C7 with screws.