If you like this animation, LIKE us on Facebook: http://www.nucleusinc.com/facebook Visit http://orthopedics.healthanimations.com for FREE videos, illustrations and patient handouts for healthcare providers. This 3D medical animation shows back (spine) surgery with the surgical removal of a herniated (sometimes called "ruptured") intervertebral disc impinging on the spinal nerve and cauda equina of the spinal cord. In this type of back surgery, the surgeon removes the entire disc material.
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