Lumbar surgery in lumbar spine, or lower back
Lumbar Spinal Fusion Stock Footage by tvdata.tv
Scenes of the Spinal operation – Anterior Cervical Discectomy (lumbar fusion). Lumbar fusion for back and leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease is considered an option for many patients who suffer from backache. This refers to a procedure that results in the permanent loss of movement between any two or more adjacent lumbar vertebrae (spine bone segments in the low back), thereby reducing back pain.
Medical manipulations on the spine
Compression of the roots and spinal cord
Pain and impaired movement
Lumbar Spinal Fusion M22_03 stock footage
Filmed are some surgical procedures used to achieve fusion of the lumbar spine. Under general anaesthesia, an incision is made in the back, cutting the muscles, and pulling them to either side and thereby exposing the posterior elements and lamina. The lamina may be removed on one or both sides, allowing access to the foramen, nerve roots and disc. The part of the disc that is pressing on the nerve can be removed.