IMMEDIATE POSTOPERATIVE RADIOLOGICAL OUTCOME OF ACDF IN CIVIL HOSPITAL, AHMEDABAD.

Dr. Piyush S. Mittal, Dr. Abhishek R. Soni, Dr. Tank Ilesh Jagdishbhai, Dr. Harsh Vyas, Dr. Siddharth Choudhary, Dr. Pratik Prajapati

Abstract


Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is the most frequently performed surgical treatment for several cervical spinal diseases. Including herniated disc, trauma and degenerative diseases(5,8). We have collected data of 31 patients admitted and operated between November 2017 to June 2019 having degenerative cervical disc disease who underwent ACDF reinforced with anterior cervical plate(11,20). All ACDF operations were performed using Smith-Robinson anteromedial approach using a surgical microscope(5,16).

Approach Philadelphia collar were applied for 1 month post operatively. In our study we observed that ACDF achieves favourable radiologic results. The whole study data shows that there is a significant change in alignment of affected cervical spine after performing ACDF. Surgery related complications were not observed. No graft malposition, migration or mechanical failure of instruments.

Objective: To evaluate radiologic result of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

Methods: Retrospective review of clinical and radiological data of 31 patients. Cobb’s angle, C1-C2 angle, C2-C7 angle, Vertebral height were measured and followed.


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