Surgical Decompression and Instrumented Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit describes a surgical decompression and instrumented fusion at the level of L4-L5. The first image is a posterior view of the lower body of a female showing the preoperative condition with radiculopathy and foot drop. The second image is a lateral cut-away view of the lumbar spine showing stenosis from L4 to S1 and Grade 1 L4-L5 spondylolisthesis. The remaining images describe the surgery, including the positioning of the patient in a Wilson frame, the incision into the lower back, placement of pedicle screws at L4 and L5, insertion of rods, and laminectomies and foraminotomies from L4 to S1.