Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion-ACDF

Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF) is a type of surgery preformed on the neck and spinal column of patients. Usually this procedure is done when inflamed discs are present in the neck or if large spinal spurs are present. The inflamed discs can touch nerves in the spinal column creating intense pain. The discs are removed and if necessary a support, taken from the pelvic bone or made of titanium, is fused around the vertebrae to increase stability and prevent the area from collapsing. A hospital stay of 1-3 days is required with recovery time of around six weeks.

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