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Spine Surgery - C6-7 Anterior Cervical Discectomy (Diskectomy) and Spinal Fusion with Synthes Plate. Shows a posteriorly herniated C6-7 intervertebral (vertebral) disc. Surgical steps: 1. Surgeon makes an incision in the neck; 2. Removing the damaged disc tissue using pituitary rongeurs; 3. Harvesting a  bone graft from the right iliac crest; 4 Placing the bone graft between the endplates of C6 and C7; and 5. Securing the synthes plate between the vertebrae using four screws.