What is Anterior Cervical Decompression Fusions
Decompression fusion is a surgical procedure to remove the pressure from the spinal cord and/or nerve roots by reconstructing the upper part of the spinal cord. This procedure is performed to reduce deformity and stabilization, minimizing neurological injury and early rehabilitation of the spine.
Cervical decompression is performed by making a small incision in front part of the neck. The fusion can be done by replacing the damaged part with new bone where the bone is collected either from different body part of the same patient, from a donor or an artificial bone. Spine surgeons prefer anterior procedure because it provides a better access to site of injury.