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Anybody ever had anterior cervical fusion with plate?
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Routine
An anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (acdf) is a commonly performed procedure for cervical disc herniation pathology.
The results are usually above 95% for healing of the fusion and for the resolution of arm weakness/pain in the appropriately indicated patient. Sometimes a plate is not necessary, depending on the pathology/surgeon/implants used.

In brief: Routine
An anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (acdf) is a commonly performed procedure for cervical disc herniation pathology.
The results are usually above 95% for healing of the fusion and for the resolution of arm weakness/pain in the appropriately indicated patient. Sometimes a plate is not necessary, depending on the pathology/surgeon/implants used.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Millions
This is a common surgery. Check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Millions
This is a common surgery. Check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very common
One of the most common neck surgeries spinal surgeons do is called an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
One of the most common constructs used for the surgery is to place a spacer made of bone or synthetic material where the disc was and then immobilize the level with a plate and screws. By strongly immobilizing the segment, it is felt the plate can increase the fusion rate. Thank you.

In brief: Very common
One of the most common neck surgeries spinal surgeons do is called an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
One of the most common constructs used for the surgery is to place a spacer made of bone or synthetic material where the disc was and then immobilize the level with a plate and screws. By strongly immobilizing the segment, it is felt the plate can increase the fusion rate. Thank you.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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