The Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) procedure is intended to decompress the nerve roots and spinal cord while stabilizing the cervical spine. After the soft tissue and/or bone are removed, a pathway for fusion is created by inserting an interbody spacer filled with autograft. The spacer can be made from a variety of materials such as PEEK, Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK (CFRP), titanium or machined allograft. In conjunction with the spacer, an anterior cervical plate is utilized to provide stability and supplemental fixation while fusion occurs. Alternatively, a standalone cervical interbody fixation device may be used that can provide an option for fusion with minimal implant profile on the anterior of the patient’s vertebrae.
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