Medical Illustration | Cervical Injuries | Cervical Disc Replacement & Fusion Surgeries

Case Type:

Rear-End Motor Vehicle Accident 

Area of Injury:


Overall Objective:

The law firm of Finkelstein & Partners needed help demonstrating their client’s cervical injuries sustained in a rear-end motor vehicle collision along with the surgical operations that followed, which included a disc replacement procedure and an anterior cervical fusion. 

Our Work on the Case

Exhibit 1

Injury illustration showing dorsal disc herniation, contributing to mild central canal stenosis at the C3-4 level, and dorsal left disc herniation, contributing to
moderate central canal stenosis at the C4-5 level. 

Exhibit 2

Surgical illustration demonstrating anterior cervical decompression at C4-5 followed by a prestige cervical disc
arthroplasty to repair the C4-5 disc herniation along with a post operative view and x-ray of the installed hardware. 

Exhibit 3

Injury illustration showing C4-C5 disc prosthesis and mild anterior subluxation of the C4 vertebra on C5 during cervical flexion with anatomic alignment during cervical extension.

Exhibit 4

Surgical illustration showing part 1 of an anterior cervical fusion, which included the removal of the artificial disc at C4-5 and the installation of pins and an 8mm PEEK cage into the C4-5 disc space.

Exhibit 5

Surgical illustration showing part 2 of the anterior cervical fusion, which included the removal of the discs at C3-4 and C5-6 along with the installation of PEEK cages and a Stryker Hybrid anterior plate at the C3-4 and C5-6 levels. 

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