This cervical spine video–Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) Explained–describes the technique of decompressing the nerves and spinal cord in the neck and fusing the defective segment. Using drawings and models of the neck, an explanation of how the procedure is performed is illuminated. How bone graft and a plate is incorporated into the surgery is discussed. This video is the companion of the actual surgery video ACDF-anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.