2 level Lumbar ADR Case Study – K.W.

K.W. - Overview

  • 27 yo female teacher and tournament cornhole player

  • Extensive athletic career throughout schooling

  • Suffered with chronic daily back pain with episodes of severe pain once or twice a year that kept her in bed

  • Occasional numbness, tingling, and radiating pain down her left leg

Preop xrays

Preop flex ex xrays

Preop MRI

Degenerative disc disease at both L4-5 and L5-S1

L4-5 has small central herniation with posterior annular tearing

L5-S1 has larger chronic central disc herniation

Preop MRI

Axial cut at L5-S1 showing central disc herniation

Intraop Fluoro films

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