Anterior cervical Discectomy and fusion
An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a procedure directed at the removal of a disc in the neck. This surgery is most commonly used for patients with severe arm pain that does not improve with conservative care. It can also be recommended by your surgeon for other conditions such as disc herniation, fractures, and spinal instability. The bone above and below the disc are then held in place with bone graft and sometimes metal hardware. The goal is to help the bones to grow together into one solid bone. This is known as fusion.