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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Pre-Procedure

    • Outcomes

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Abbreviations

        • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

      PRE-PROCEDURE

      • Indications

        PROCEDURE

        • Procedure Steps

          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

            POST-PROCEDURE

            • Expected Outcome

              • Things to Avoid

                OUTCOMES

                • Problems

                  • Complications

                    Selected References

                    1. Ahn SH et al: Successful repair of esophageal perforation after anterior cervical fusion for cervical spine fracture. J Clin Neurosci. 18(10):1374-80, 2011
                    2. Aono H et al: Incidence of postoperative symptomatic epidural hematoma in spinal decompression surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 15(2):202-5, 2011
                    3. Christiano LD et al: Late prevertebral abscess after anterior cervical fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 36(12):E798-802, 2011
                    4. Gebremariam L et al: Evaluation of treatment effectiveness for the herniated cervical disk: a systematic review". Spine (Phila Pa 1976). Epub ahead of print, 2011
                    5. Jacobs W et al: Systematic review of anterior interbody fusion techniques for single- and double-level cervical degenerative disc disease. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 36(14):E950-60, 2011
                    6. Walid MS et al: Economic impact of comorbidities in spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 14(3):318-21, 2011
                    7. Coric D et al: Prospective study of cervical arthroplasty in 98 patients involved in 1 of 3 separate investigational device exemption studies from a single investigational site with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 13(6):715-21, 2010
                    8. Moftakhar R et al: Anterior cervical plates: a historical perspective. Neurosurg Focus. 16(1):E8, 2004
                    9. DiAngelo DJ et al: Anterior cervical plating reverses load transfer through multilevel strut-grafts. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 25(7):783-95, 2000
                    10. Kirkpatrick JS et al: Reconstruction after multilevel corpectomy in the cervical spine. A sagittal plane biomechanical study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 24(12):1186-90; discussion 1191, 1999
                    11. Panjabi MM et al: Loosening at the screw-vertebra junction in multilevel anterior cervical plate constructs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 24(22):2383-8, 1999
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                    KEY FACTS

                    • Pre-Procedure

                      • Outcomes

                        TERMINOLOGY

                        • Abbreviations

                          • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

                        PRE-PROCEDURE

                        • Indications

                          PROCEDURE

                          • Procedure Steps

                            • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                              POST-PROCEDURE

                              • Expected Outcome

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Ahn SH et al: Successful repair of esophageal perforation after anterior cervical fusion for cervical spine fracture. J Clin Neurosci. 18(10):1374-80, 2011
                                      2. Aono H et al: Incidence of postoperative symptomatic epidural hematoma in spinal decompression surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 15(2):202-5, 2011
                                      3. Christiano LD et al: Late prevertebral abscess after anterior cervical fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 36(12):E798-802, 2011
                                      4. Gebremariam L et al: Evaluation of treatment effectiveness for the herniated cervical disk: a systematic review". Spine (Phila Pa 1976). Epub ahead of print, 2011
                                      5. Jacobs W et al: Systematic review of anterior interbody fusion techniques for single- and double-level cervical degenerative disc disease. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 36(14):E950-60, 2011
                                      6. Walid MS et al: Economic impact of comorbidities in spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 14(3):318-21, 2011
                                      7. Coric D et al: Prospective study of cervical arthroplasty in 98 patients involved in 1 of 3 separate investigational device exemption studies from a single investigational site with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 13(6):715-21, 2010
                                      8. Moftakhar R et al: Anterior cervical plates: a historical perspective. Neurosurg Focus. 16(1):E8, 2004
                                      9. DiAngelo DJ et al: Anterior cervical plating reverses load transfer through multilevel strut-grafts. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 25(7):783-95, 2000
                                      10. Kirkpatrick JS et al: Reconstruction after multilevel corpectomy in the cervical spine. A sagittal plane biomechanical study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 24(12):1186-90; discussion 1191, 1999
                                      11. Panjabi MM et al: Loosening at the screw-vertebra junction in multilevel anterior cervical plate constructs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 24(22):2383-8, 1999