C5-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
This exhibit depicts a C5-7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure to decompress the spinal canal. First, an incision is made over the anterior spine. Retractors are placed, exposing the C5-7 intervertebral discs. C5-7 discectomies are performed, and an extruded disc fragment is removed from the C5-6 right foramen. The endplates are then decorticated to promote fusion, and bone graft blocks are impacted into the disc spaces. Lastly, an anterior cervical locking plate is secured with screws.