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Lumbar Disc Herniation with Surgical Discectomy
This medical exhibit portrays a lumbar disc herniation with surgical discectomy. Two superior views of the L5- S1 vertebral level compare the pre-operative and post-operative condition. Four steps of the discectomy procedure are inlcluded showing 1. Incision in the lower back exposing the L5-S1 interspace; 2. Partially removing the vertebral lamina; and 3. Removing the herniated disc material decompressing the spine.