C5-6 Disc Herniation with Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
Spinal Fusion Surgery - C5-6 Anterior Cervical Discectomy (Diskectomy). Shows herniated disc with spinal cord impingement. Structures include: spinal cord, vertebral body, and C5 - C6 intervertebral disc herniation. Surgical steps: 1. Incision made into the neck; 2. Removal of herniated disc material; 3. Decortication of vertebral end plates; 4. Bone graft harvest from the iliac crest; 5. Placing bone graft between the C5 and C6 vertebrae; and 6. Placing spinal fusion plate between the vertebrae.