The exhibit illustrates surgery of the lumbar spine from a posterior approach to treat an L5-S1 disc herniation. A discogram is performed using a needle and contrast dye. Next a working tube is inserted into the surgical site to allow for the excision of herniated disc material, including a protrusion and annular tear. A radio-knife aids in completing the nucleotomy and annuloplasty procedures to complete the surgery.
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