Anterior Cervical Fusion
About Anterior Cervical Fusion
Anterior cervical fusion is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease found in the neck. The procedure is performed through a small incision in the front of the neck. The surgeon makes a small tunnel to the spine by moving aside the muscles in the neck. Graft material is then placed along the sides of the vertebrae to stimulate bone growth. Titanium screws and rods are often used to provide immediate stability to the spine until a solid fusion has been achieved. The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone.
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