Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: Surgical indications and outcomes

Jesse E. Bible, James D. Kang

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Abstract

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) remains the most commonly performed surgery for symptomatic disc herniations that have failed conservative treatment. It provides excellent visualization for central and bilateral foraminal decompression without manipulation of neural structures. Reliably excellent outcomes are seen following single-level procedures. Although similar results can frequently be obtained with multi-level ACDF, the pseudarthosis risk is heightened in this setting. However, plate application and smoking cessation minimize the risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number563
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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