Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Focus: Spine
Presents a case from history, physical and radiographic findings to a decompression and fusion surgical technique using an anterior retroperitoneal approach at L4-5. Demonstrates a discectomy, performed through a wide anterior annulotomy, preserving the anterior annulus. Presents postoperative tomography scans, which show decompression and placement of bone dowels. Reviews outcomes of 12 patients.