Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
helps relieve neck and radiating arm pain by
removing pressure on the nerve roots. The procedure is typically used to treat a herniated or diseased disc.
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incision is made in the front of the neck and
the damaged portion of the disc is removed.
The space above and below the disc is
prepared for the bone graft. The graft is placed
between the vertebrae and a metal plate may
be placed to secure the bones as they heal.
The bone graft and vertebrae fuse together and form a bone mass.
Advantages of the minimally invasive ACDF
procedure over traditional spine surgery include smaller incision and less
disruption to muscle tissue. This procedure is
generally performed in an outpatient setting or
23 hour stay.
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