Degenerative Disc Disease L4-L5Dr. med. Alessandro Rustia
Clinical Case – Degenerative Disc Disease
Dr. med. Alessandro Rustia
Male patient, 45 years old, was diagnosed with a DDD, and slipped disc in level L4/5.
Pre OP :
- Radiograph, frontal
- MRIs, sagittal & axial views
Mini-open surgery, Wiltse approach for placing a Neo Curved TLIF Cage 36/11 mm 5° in level L4/5 from the right side.
Touch-Free preparation of the Neo Cage + bone chips + BonAlive® putty.
The silicone cage sleeve prevents touching when filling the implant.
Intra OP Radiographs, sagittal & frontal views, showing the cage in place.
Placing the Neo Pedicle Screw System
3 x Ø6.0 x 50mm
1 x Ø7.0 x 50mm (L5 right side screw)
Placement of Pre-Bent 40 mm rods.
In one side, the rod is placed from cranial to caudal.
Neo innovative set screw technology allows for a stress-free reduction and final tightening.
Video final tightening
Radiographs, sagittal and coronal views
Post OP CTs Sagittal & Axial views
Published with the approval of Dr. med. Alessandro Rustia