This animation depicts an anterior discectomy and fusion of the lumbar spine at the L5-S1 level. First and infraumbilical midline incision is made and there is retroperitoneal exposure of L5-S1. An annulotomy and complete discectomy are performed at L5-S1. The end plates are decorticated and a PEEK interbody cage is impacted into the L5-S1 disc space. Finally the cage is fixated with three screws.
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