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A 28-year-old male asked:

what are the current trends in acdf? is zero p one of the newest technology? what is its limitation? how good compared to autograft? what other inst?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Multiple: There are many new devices and materials for acdf. Zero-p or chesapeake are standalone devices. Some of the new spacers are made of titanium or bioceramic. Autograft remains the gold standard but has its own set of problems - persistent pain, second surgery site, etc. Limitations on some of the newer devices are lesser likelihood of successful fusion.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: autograft?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
To yourself: Tissue taken from one part of the body and grafted onto another, for example, a skin graft from a healthy part placed over a portion of injured skin.

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