Anterior Cervical Subaxial Treatment (Fusion)

  • Florian RingelEmail author
  • Sven R. Kantelhardt


Cervical radiculopathy caused by a soft disc herniation or a foraminal stenosis is a common problem. While symptoms from soft disc herniations have high chances to recover after conservative therapy persisting radicular pain or a neurological deficit are accepted as an indication for surgical treatment. The surgical technique regarded as gold standard for cervical radiculopathy due to a disc herniation or foraminal stenosis is an anterior cervical discectomy followed by fusion. The chapter will outline the indications for anterior cervical discectomy, the clinical and radiographic results as well as the potential complications and secondary problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversitätsmedizin Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg Universität MainzMainzGermany

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