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Neck fusion microsurgery. Surgeon (at left) performs microsurgery during a neck fusion operation in a hospital operating theatre. He uses a binocular microscope to magnify the incision site. He is assisted by a surgical nurse. During this procedure, bone or cartilage is taken from the pelvis (hip bone) of this patient and transplanted into affected areas of the spine of the neck. Microsurgery is necessary when dealing with the delicate tissues of the spine. The surgical team wear full-body suits, including face masks and gloves, to maintain sterile conditions.
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