Saturday, March 19, 2011

3D model of lumbar spine

Revised Surgical sketches

I have made some alterations to the sketches I posted last time, for a Lumbar Laminectomy. These images show a different version of the procedure, I'm still working out the details.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Laminectomy Sequential

Initial sketches for surgical illustration sequence, an L4-L5 Laminectomy. A laminectomy is the removal of the posterior arch of bone of a vertebra or vertebrae in order to relieve pressure on the underlying spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. It is a common surgical procedure for the treatment of severe spinal stenosis and is often an integral part of more advanced spinal procedures. These sketches are probably still rife with errors, but better to work those mistakes out now on paper than inside the 3D applications I will be using for the final images.