Ghost Productions – Procedure – Anterior Cervical FusionMay 18, 2006
Production Date: 2006
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Summary: Prolapsed cervical disc causes nerve irritation, which leads to pain in the shoulders and arms. Disc is surgically removed, causing nerve decompression. A spacer is inserted between the affected vertebrae. Compression is applied, and an anterior cervical plate is affixed to stabilize the vertebrae and stimulate fusion.