Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Illustration

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Medical Illustration
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Health Dialog, medical illustration, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, spine surgery
About This Project

This is medical Illustration for Health Dialog.  A Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) is a surgical technique that involves removing a disc and fusing vertebrae together in the lower back. The disc is removed through the right and left sides of the spinal canal and the space is then packed with bone graft and a bone block or cage implant. Devices such as pedicle screws are used to support the fused vertebrae.