What is Anterior Discectomy and Fusion Surgery?

Anterior Discectomy and Fusion Surgery can be a great option for patients experiencing neck pain and feel like they have run out of options to treat it.

If a patient is experiencing significant neck or arm pain, it could be due to nerve issues in the cervical spine. More than likely, this pain can be due to the presence of a herniated or degenerative disc. A disc refers to the rubbery pad between vertebrae. When the gel-like material of the disc bulges through the wall of the disc, the result is known as a herniated disc. A degenerative disc is when the disc naturally wears and tears over time and the joints are inflamed. In the case of either of these situations, the patient experiences pain because the discs are compressed and as a result, the nearby nerves are irritated.

To confirm the presence of a herniated or degenerative disc, the physician will order tests like an MRI or CT. Then, the physician will work with the patient to try and relieve this pain with physical therapy and medications. If neither of these approaches adequately treat the patient’s pain, the physician might suggest Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) surgery. ACDF surgery is the removal of a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck.

A neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon will perform surgery to remove the affected disc area, also known as an ACDF procedure. Firstly, the surgeon will cut out the damaged disc. To prevent the vertebrae from collapsing in the now empty area, the surgeon will insert a bone graft in the area. Over time, the bone graft will fuse with the bones in the surrounding area. To secure the area while this graft fuses and the area heals, the surgeon will attach the graft to the area with plates and screws. At SAGICO, we have many product options for surgeons to use in performing ACDF surgery, like innovative plates, screws, and implants. SAGICO products are all designed with the efficiency of the surgeon and the safety of the patient at the top of mind.

MORE ABOUT SAGICO USA: At SAGICO USA, we promote the efficiency needed to bridge the divide between cost containment and achieving the primary focus of clinicians. Because patient care should be at the forefront of the needs of clinical and medical professionals, not procurement of supplies. Often times, at different stages in the supply chain flow many departments tend to be focused on their own goal. Providers may want to use a specific product because of their familiarity, whereas hospital executives aim to purchase the most affordable quality items. The hospital and facilities procurement services offered at SAGICO USA begins with getting all hospital departments on the same page. This is a key strategy for optimizing healthcare supply chain management. In the era of value-based care, healthcare organizations are focused on reducing redundancies and eliminating waste, but providers also need to work together to effectively reduce costs and boost performance. The team from SAGICO USA promotes efficiency in the healthcare supply chain, so facilities can create substantial cost-reducing opportunities across their organization.

At SAGICO USA we ensure all products meet or exceed all regulatory controls. SAGICO USA and its principals have many years of medical industry success spanning multiple continents and more than 60 countries. SAGICO USA accomplishes its mission with partners throughout the USA, European and PanAsian markets. SAGICO USA and its affiliates are privately held companies with a global corporate network of shareholders with an aggressive pipeline of various products and offerings.DISCLOSURE: We at SAGICO USA are confident in our products and so should our professional surgeons. A surgeon must always rely on his or her own clinical judgment when deciding whether to use a particular medical appliance that may be applicable for a specific patient and adhere to the package insert, product label and/or instructions for use before using any SAGICO USA product. SAGICO USA does not diagnose nor does SAGICO USA offer medical advice on medical conditions and SAGICO USA requires that all surgeons be trained in the use of any particular product before using it in surgery. The information presented is intended to demonstrate the depth and future of all of SAGICO USA’s  product lines. Some products may not be available in all markets because product availability is subject to the regulatory and/or medical practices in individual markets. Please contact SAGICO USA prior to any medical procedures to learn more.

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