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Anterior Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
Understanding cervical spinal fusion :-
Anterior cervical spinal fusion surgeries are commonly done in conjunction with an anterior cervical discectomy. For many patients, cervical spinal fusion surgery (fusing one vertebra to another) is often done to eliminate motion at a vertebral segment. Decreasing the motion at a painful motion segment should decrease the pain at that segment. Achieving the fusion also serves to maintain adequate space for the decompressed spinal cord and/or nerve roots. The fusion may also prevent the spine from falling into a collapsed deformity (kyphosis).

Additionally, anterior cervical spinal fusions are also done to treat cervical instability due to:
  • Trauma (fractures or dislocations)
  • Tumor
  • Infection
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