Lumbar Spine Surgery Thoraco-abdominal Surgical Approach medicolegal 3D animations. Illustrates the surgical technique for performing an anterior approach to the lumbar spine using a thoraco-abdominal incision. Also shown are the patient position, skin preparation and incision, and the surgical approach by incising and retracting the intervening muscles and removing part of a rib. This is a surgical technique using an anterior approach to the lumbar spine through a thoracoabdominal skin incision. medicolegal 3D animations.
You will be lying on your side. Your skin will be cleaned. An incision will be made over the rib. The underlying muscles will be incised and moved to the sides. The rib will removed. Then the underlying muscles will be incised.
Scar tissue formation is part of the natural healing process for all body tissues. In most people, scar tissue doesn't cause any problems. Lumbar Spine Surgery Thoraco-abdominal Surgical Approach medicolegal 3D animations.