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Internal Fixation of the Lumbar Spine
This stock medical exhibit depicts the surgical placement of artificial discs at L4-5 and L5-S1 in six steps. The first step illustrates an incision made in the lower abdomen. The second illustration depicts the peritoneum and its contents being retracted. The third image portrays a discectomy. The fourth image pictures the preparation of a disc space for an implant. The fifth image illustrates the insertion of the artificial disc prostheses. The final image shows cement being injected into the L4 and L5 vertebral body.