Description: This stock medical exhibit shows C5-6, C6-7 anterior cervical discectomy and C6 corpectomy and fusion in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows an incision site on the anterior neck. The second illustration shows the exposure of the C5-7 vertebrae. The third illustration shows the performance of discectomies at C5-6 and C6-7 to decompress the neural elements. The fourth illustration shows the removal of the C6 vertebral body and the preparation of adjacent vertebrae for bone graft. The fifth illustration shows the harvesting of the bone graft from the right iliac crest and the shaping of the bone graft into a keystone. The sixth illustration shows the placement of the keystone graft between the C5 and C7 vertebrae for fusion.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009