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Failed Fusion with Radiculopathy requiring Additional Surgical Fusion
Failed Fusion with Radiculopathy requiring Additional Surgical Fusion
This medical exhibit begins with a view of the lumbar region. The previously placed hardware at L5 - S1 is shown though it is clear from this illustration that the fusion has failed. The lumbar nerve roots is included in this image and a red glow are shown representing the radiculopathy / pain pulsing form this area. Next, the key steps of the minimally invasive surgery are illustrated. The exhibit begins with the exposure of L5 - S1and the laminotomy / foraminotomy performed to decompress the right L5 - S1 nerve. Then, the insertion of the crushed cancellous allograft and BMP into the L5- S1 interbody space and the application of the Medtronic fixation hardware are illustrated in graphic detail.
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