Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is undertaken under general anaesthesia. A small incision is made on the left hand side of the neck to gain access to spinal column.
The structures in the front of the neck are then gently retracted to expose the disc at the front of the neck. The disc is then removed allowing the spinal cord and nerve roots to be decompressed.
Following removal of the disc the disc space is restored with a spacer device which is filled with synthetic bone graft. This stabilises the spinal level and facilitates fusion of the disc space over a 10 – 12 week period.
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