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L5-S1 Anterior Lumbrosacral Decompression and Fusion
L5-S1 Anterior Lumbrosacral Decompression and Fusion
This is a single board exhibit that illustrates an anterior lumbrosacral fusion surgery with a pre-operative image, a post-operative film, and four steps of the surgery.rnrnThe pre-operative image is a color interpretation of the sagittal lumbar and sacral spine illustrating the disc bulging at L4-5 and disc narrowing and protrusion at L5-S1.rnrnThe four steps of the surgery shown are of the initial anterior paramedian incision in the abdomen to access the spine, the discectomy and debridement at L5-S1, the insertion of a femoral ring bone graft implant, and the placement of a triangular plate and three securing screws.rnrnThe post-operative condition is represented by an actual film.
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