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Lumbar Spine Injury with Anterior and Posterior Fusion
Lumbar Spine Injury with Anterior and Posterior Fusion

This exhibit consists of a single board illustrating a pre and post operative condition, the anterior implant insertion, and the posterior fusion of a L5-S1 disc injury.rnrnThe top half of the board consists of the general pre-operative condition showing the L5-S1 disc injury and the three main steps of the anterior surgery. These three steps include the midline anterior incision and removal of bone marrow from the left iliac crest, the removal of the L5-S1 disc and implant placement, and the insertion of an anterior screw into the superior lip of S1 to secure the implant from the front.rnrnThe bottom of the board has three surgical step illustrations and the post-operative condition image. The steps include the posterior midline incision over L5-S1, a hemilaminectomy on the left hand side of L5-S1, and the placement of a rod and two locking screws unilaterally into the right hand side. The post-operative condition is also a general illustration that shows a sagittal view with the all the anterior and posterior hardware in place and labelled.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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