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Spinal Fusion Surgery - C5-6 - Anterior Cervical Discectomy (Diskectomy). Shows a cervical spine herniated disc injury with an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure (Cloward style). Surgical steps: A. Horizontal incision into the neck at the C5-6 level, B. Exposure of the vertebrae with discectomy and decompression at C5-6, C. Drill making a large hole between the two vertebrae, D.  Dowel of bone graft placed between C5-6 for final fusion.