Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Intervertebral Spacer)
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This surgery removes a herniated or diseased disc and relieves neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots.
What is an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?
This detailed video explains the entire process of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, including incision creation, disc removal, spacer insertion, attatchment of a metal plate, and ending the procedure. During the healing process, the vertebral bone above and below the spacer will knit together to form a new bone mass called a fusion.