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L4 - S1 Degenerative Disc Disease with Subsequent Surgical Fusion
This medical exhibit begins with an overview of the pre-operative condition of the lumbar spine which shows the degenerative disc disease at L4- L5 and L5-S1 showing retrolisthesis at L4-5 and isthmic spondylolisthesis at L5- S1. rnrnAlso, key steps of the multilevel laminectomy and fusion procedure are illustrated An orientation view features the patient in a prone position while the longitudinal midline incision is created. The exposure the Gill laminectomy of L5, bilateral foraminotomies are included as well as the excision of the pars defect. An inset focuses on the harvesting on the bone graft from the right posterior iliac crest. The placement of the fusion hardware at L4, L5, And S1 is shown in full detail.