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Lumbar Spinal Disease
Spinal Stenosis is a common problem in South Florida. We are leaders in treatment of this disease.
- Overview of Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Stenosis Information
- Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis
- Spinal Stenosis / Nerve Compression
- Non-Operative Treatment
- Surgical Treatments
- Spinal Stenosis - Minimally Invasive
- Spinal Stenosis/Foraminal Stenosis
- What is Spinal Pain?
- What Causes Spinal Pain?
- Spinal Stenosis Pain Management
Cervical Spine Treatment
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
An anterior cervical fusion is performed through an incision in the front of the neck. An anterior cervical fusion is used
- to remove pressure from nerve roots or the spinal cord caused by bone spurs or a herniated disc
- to stop the motion between two or more vertebrae
An Anterior Cervical Fusion is usually performed in conjunction with a Discectomy because the patient is experiencing pressure on a nerve. Discectomy means that the disc is removed. Typically, bone is inserted into the resulting space, and the fusion is then performed to restore stability to the neck.
This procedure removes a diseased disc (discectomy) through the front (anterior) of the neck (cervical). After the disc is removed, the spine must be stabilized. This is accomplished using a cervical plate and screws (instrumentation) and fusion (bone graft). Fusion is similar to glue that hardens over time to create a solid construct, which stabilizes the spine.
The surgeons of South Palm Orthospine Institute always consider minimally invasive surgery as an option.