Advances in Orthopedics / 2012 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Role of Dynesys as Pedicle-Based Nonfusion Stabilization for Degenerative Disc Disorders

Figure 1

(a) and (b) Anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of a 63-year-old gentleman with severe left lower extremity pain unresponsive to conservative measures. Workup revealed him to have an L4-5 degenerative spondylolisthesis in addition to having a left-sided juxtafacet cyst compressing the descending root of L5. The patient underwent L4-5 Dynesys placement in addition to laminoforaminotomy, mesial facetectomy, and excision of the facet cyst.