Medical Animations – Surgical Diskectomy and Disk Replacement


Laurence R. Penn, Senior Forensic Animation/Video Specialist
DJS Associates was retained to create visuals of a spinal diskectomy and disk replacement with 3D animation. The intention was to demonstrate the steps outlined in the provided operative reports to better explain the trauma and recovery necessary to recuperate from such an invasive procedure. In order to add value to the animation and provide a faster turn-around, the surgical tools and organs not crucial to the case such as the larynx, trachea and esophagus, were excluded from the animation.
Our 3D engineers and animation specialists worked closely with the client and medical experts to ensure the demonstrative was medically accurate and followed the stated surgical procedures.

Laurence R. Penn, Senior Forensic Animation/Video Specialist with DJS Associates, Inc., can be reached via email at or via phone at 215-659-2010.


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