Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion:- ACDF surgery is a type of cervical spine surgery. it has a two-part discectomy to relieve the pressure over the nerve and spinal cord and the other one is a fusion of adjacent cervical vertebrae.
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) are to remove the herniated disc and fuse the adjacent vertebrae. After removal of disc space is filled bone graft and disc spacer .after disc space and bone graft insertion a metal plate applied and fixed with a screw. The patient is mobilized on the next day morning according to patient comfort. During the hospital stay, all rehabilitation measures explain.
Who are candidates of this surgery-?
Bulging and herniated disc (not every), degenerative cervical stenosis, cervical stenosis with myelopathy, traumatic cervical spine fracture, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), etc.
Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion– In comparison to the ACDF procedure one or more vertebral bodies are removed, and empty space filled with bone graft and metallic mesh cage. The whole construct fixed with a metallic plate and screw from the front side. Surgery indicated in multilevel cervical stenosis, cervical spine traumatic injury, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), Multi-level disc bulging, and herniated disc.