Spine Surgery: Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)

Decompression neck surgery to remove pressure on nerves from disc herniations

This neck surgery animation allows an inside look into an Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF), in which a section of the a ruptured disc is removed in patients with spinal stenosis to remove pressure on nerves from disc herniations. A bone graft is usually inserted with instrumentation to keep the disc space at a normal height and fuse the vertebrae above and below the removed disc.

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