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Spinal Stenosis and Instability and Subsequent Lumbar Fusion
Spinal Stenosis and Instability and Subsequent Lumbar Fusion
This medical exhibit begins with an overview of the pre-operative condition of the lumbar spine. This sagittal view of the lumbar spine is based specifically on the film provided and reveals the spinal and foraminal stenosis affecting the levels L4, L5 and S1.rnNext, the key steps of the lumbar laminectomy and fusion performed on 02/14/2012 will be included. The first image orients the viewer. This features the midline incision in the lower back. The following steps in the procedure are illustrated from a posterior point of view. rn1. Pedicle screws will be placed in L4, L5 and S1. rn2. L4 and L5 Laminectomy rn3. Bone graft placement in the guttersrn4. L4 and L5 Foraminotomies rn5. Placement of bilateral rods, break off screws and a crosslink rnAn actual post-operative film will be included to show the hardware in place. rn
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