Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion ACDF
About the Procedure
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is an operative procedure used to treat spinal conditions like Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, And Spinal Cord And Nerve Compression.
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In anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, the surgeon approaches the cervical spine through a small incision in the front of the neck and eradicates the entire disc or a part of the disc along with any structural material that is compacting the nerves and generating pain.
Spinal fusion surgery involves placing a bone graft between the two affected vertebrae that encourage bone growth between them. The bone graft is important as it helps maintain the standard disc height and acts as a medium between the affected vertebrae.
This procedure is a minimally invasive spine surgery.
Before the procedure is executed, the specialist considers several important factors, like your age, your lifestyle conditions, health, and anticipated levels of activity after the surgery.
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Who Needs the Procedure
This procedure is used when other non-surgical treatments have failed. Patients who opt for surgical treatment often complain of severe neck pain. The herniated disc and bone spurs often result in a damaged disc. Cervical Discectomy and fusion is a form of fusion surgery performed only by the finest spine surgeons.
A herniated disc is a condition where the soft, gel-like center of the disk has been pushed out through the disc’s tough, outer ring. This causes many unpleasant symptoms in the patient. Bony outgrowth, which is referred to as bone spurs, begin to manifest as a result of the calcification of spine joints.
As a result, the patient experiences:
• Severe pain in the neck
• Arm Pain
• Numbness and weakness of the arms
• Lack of coordination
Most of your bodies nerves pass through the neck region; the pressure on these nerves can be very problematic. The patients who experience the above-mentioned symptoms are prescribed cervical discectomy only after failure of nonsurgical treatments.
How is it Performed
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is performed only by the most competent and experienced surgeons, specializing in spine surgery. After a complete checkup and evaluating the patient’s history reports, an appointment for the procedure is made.
The specialist starts by making a tiny incision in the front of the neck, then he locates the cervical disc, which is causing neural compression. After the source has been confirmed to be the cause of pain, the specialist removes the disc. After successful removal, a bone graft is placed between the neighboring two vertebral bodies. In special cases, the help of metal plates or pins is required for providing the patient enough support and stability; this eases the spinal fusion of the vertebrae.