Surgical Technique of Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
ACDF has gained wide acceptance in the management of refractory symptoms attributed to cervical intervertebral disc disease.
The aim of the procedure is to remove the intervertebral disc and variable amounts of bony osteophytes and the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) thus ensuring adequate decompression of the spinal cord and nerve roots.
KeywordsRecurrent Laryngeal Nerve Neck Disability Index Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Epidural Abscess Adjacent Vertebral Body
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