Cervical Spine Instrumentation
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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).
KeywordsPedicle Screw Lateral Mass Anterior Column Lateral Mass Screw Anterior Cervical Plate
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