Lumbar Spine Surgery Pedicle Screw Fixation Fusion medical negligence 3D animations. Illustrates the surgical technique for performing a laminectomy and pedicle screw fusion with a medical negligence 3D animation. This procedure is used to decompress the spinal cord and immobilize an intervertebral disc or facet joints that are causing uncontrollable pain. Pedicle screw instrumentation is used to ensure stability while fusion occurs. 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 pedicle screw fusions. Also shown is the skin incision, surgical approach, the removal of the lamina, the insertion of the pedicle screws, rods and bone graft, x-ray position checks and finally wound closure.
A spinal fusion is done to join two vertebrae together to make one large bone. Lumbar Spine Surgery Pedicle Screw Fixation Fusion medical negligence 3D animations.