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Spine Injury - C5-6 Cervical Discectomy and Spinal Fusion Surgery. This medical illustration series pictures a pre-operative disc herniation at C5-6 and a disc bulge at C6-7. Additional anterior surgical images reflect the following: 1. Incision into the neck,, 2. Discectomy and bone plate removal, 3. Harvest of bone graft from the left hip iliac crest, 4. Placement of bone graft, and 5. Placement of fusion plate and screws.