Lumbar Disc Fragment/Herniation with Surgical Microdiscectomy - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit depicts a lumbar disc fragment/herniation with surgical microdiscectomy. The first image is a locator panel describing the location of the lumbar spine. Next is an artist's interpretation of an actual MRI which clearly shows the broad based disc herniation at L4-L5 with a large fragment impinging on the nerve root. The lower images describe multiple steps of the repair surgery, including the incision, hemilaminotomy, and removal of several disc fragments as well as the extremely large disc herniation.