Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

 

Anterior cervical discectomy & fusion

 

An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedure is performed for a herniated disc, commonly referred to as a “slipped disc” which is causing pressure on the related nerves or the spinal cord.

The operation, performed from the front of the neck, aims to remove the pressure and irritation on the nerve root by taking away the disc material, and clearing the area of any bony spurs.

The goal of the operation is to achieve fusion between the vertebral bodies and this is achieved by inserting an implant in the disc space of the removed disc.