Lumbar Spine Surgery Anterior Interbody Fusion with cage neuro-surgery videos. Illustrates the surgical technique for performing an anterior lumbar interbody fusion. This procedure is used to remove an intervertebral disc that is causing uncontrollable pain or is compressing the adjacent spinal cord or nerve roots and neuro-surgery videos. A metal cage filled with bone chips is being used to replace the excised disc and maintain correct alignment. There are many different techniques to achieve the same end result, a pain-free, stable, anatomically positioned bony fusion. However, the basic procedure illustrated here is common to all anterior lumbar interbody fusions. Also shown is the removal of the pathological intervertebral disc, the metal cage insertion, x-ray position checks and finally wound closure. Visit http:/www.medilaw.tv for more information. Lumbar Spine Surgery Anterior Interbody Fusion with cage neuro-surgery videos.