Spinal decompression and stabilisation

Spinal decompression and stabilisation

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This image is part of the sequence Wallis ligament and spinal decompression surgery

Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Spinal decompression and stabilisation surgery. Image 7 of 8. Wallis ligament (centre) implanted in the spine of a patient. This patient has spinal stenosis, where a narrowing has put pressure on the spinal cord. The Wallis ligament is a dynamic stabiliser. It prevents excess movement of the spinal segments at fault, whilst still allowing natural movements. The implant is inserted between the spinous processes of two adjoining vertebrae to hold them apart. Artificial ligaments (straps) are then wrapped around the processes to hold the implant in place and stabilise the vertebrae. The surgeon will also remove parts of the vertebrae to relieve the pressure (decompression).

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