Cervical Spine Instrumentation

  • M. GirolamiEmail author
  • R. Ghermandi
  • A. Gasbarrini
  • Y. E. Akman
  • S. Boriani


Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is often used as a surgical treatment for cervical degenerative disorders. Numerous long-term follow-up studies have shown that is effective in case of cervical myelopathy, relieving anterior compression on the spinal cord, or radiculopathy, decompressing nerve roots. This technique allows direct decompression of neural structures, restoration of disc height, and stabilization of the affected motion segments. The success of the procedure relies on achieving a solid fusion (Figs. 6.1 and 6.2).


Pedicle Screw Lateral Mass Anterior Column Lateral Mass Screw Anterior Cervical Plate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Girolami
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. Ghermandi
    • 1
  • A. Gasbarrini
    • 1
  • Y. E. Akman
    • 2
  • S. Boriani
    • 1
  1. 1.Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery Department Rizzoli Orthopedic InstituteBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Orthopaedics and Traumatology DepartmentMetin Sabanci Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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