This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Annuloplasty procedure on damaged disc

Annuloplasty procedure on damaged disc

C021/0283

Rights Managed

50.1 MB (888.9 KB compressed)

5842 x 3000 pixels

49.5 x 25.4 cm ⏐ 19.5 x 10.0 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN T. ALESI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Annuloplasty procedure on damaged disc. Labelled artwork and X-ray of a surgical procedure called an intradiscal thermal annuloplasty (IDTA), carried out to treat a painful damaged spinal disc. The fibrocartilage disc forms part of a joint in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine (spinal nerves shown in yellow). At right is a view from above, while at left is an X-ray with the spine running vertically down centre. An electrode (catheter coil) is inserted through the disc's outer ring (annulus fibrosus) into the central part of the disc (nucleus pulposus) using a needle, and then heated to coagulate and destroy the tissue and nerve endings causing the pain.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}