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Herniated L4-5 Lumbar Disc with Anterior Discectomy and Interbody Fusion Surgery
Herniated L4-5 Lumbar Disc with Anterior Discectomy and Interbody Fusion Surgery

This exhibit features multiple surgical steps of a herniated L4-5 lumbar disc with anterior discectomy. Specifically shown in this case are five surgical steps detailing the following: A-A longitudinal incision is made into the anterior abdomen just inferior to the umbilicus. B-The incision is deepened exposing the anterior L4-5 disc space. C-A flap-based window is made in L4-5 and the herniated disc material removed to decompress the neural elements. D-The vertebral endplates are removed with a high speed drill and the disc space sized for cage placement. E-A BAK fusion cage is packed with allograft (donor bone) and inserted between the vertebral at L4-5.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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