Triple Level Anterior Lumbar Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit portrays a triple level anterior lumbar fusion in a series of illustrations. The first illustration is a sagittal view of the lumbar spine before the surgery. Degenerative discs are shown at L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1. The second illustration shows an incision being made in the abdomen. The third illustration shows the discs being removed. The fourth illustration shows the disc spaces being shaped to receive implants. The fifth illustration portrays bone filled cages being placed into the disc spaces. The sixth illustration pictures an incision being made in the lower back. The seventh illustration shows rods and screws being placed in the posterior lower spine. The eighth illustration is a lateral view of the postoperative condition.