Normal cervical disk replacement and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post op 2 month check up.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

C4/C5 ACDF with disk spacer in situ, alignment is maintained with no hardware complications.
C5/C6 disk replacement noted. Mild anterolisthesis of C5 on C6 is stable and unchanged from the immediate post op X rays.
Alignment is maintained through the cervical spine.

Case Discussion

Nice example of 2 very different procedures on adjacent cervical disk spaces - one to fuse the joint, and the other to maintain movement in the joint.

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Case information

rID: 65492
Published: 11th Jan 2019
Last edited: 11th Jan 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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