C6-7 Endoscopic Discectomy
This exhibit depicts a C6-7 endoscopic discectomy and fusion. The procedure begins with a small incision over C6-7. A discogram needle is inserted into the C6-7 disc and radiopaque dye is injected. The needle is withdrawn, an endoscope is inserted into the disc, and a partial C6-7 discectomy is performed. The removal of nucleus material creates a vacuum effect within the disc, causing the herniation to recede back into the disc space. Discoplasty is performed with a holmium laser, removing further disc material, and bone forming cells are inserted into the disc space through a catheter.