Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
Fast facts on anterior cervical discectomy:
- Surgery to remove herniated disc compressing on the nerves in cervical spine.
- People with damaged discs can experience neck pain, radiating arm pain, unsteady gait or weakness in hands and legs.
- To access the spine, surgeon cuts a small incision in the front of the neck, followed by decompression and fusion by placing a cage and plate/screws
- ACDF offers hope to people who live with chronic pain, numbness, or low mobility.
Case 1- 61 year old male with severe radiating pain in upper limbs. Failed non-operative management. Operated with 2 level anterior fusion with complete relief of symptoms