CERVICAL HYBRID SURGERY
Cervical HYBRID SURGERY
Cervical hybrid surgery (anterior cervical disc replacement, ADR) combined with cervical disc fusion (ACDF)
With this procedure, a severally degenerated cervical disc is fused form a frontal neck incision. Then an artificial disk replacement is inserted at an adjacent level or levels. This maintains mobility of the cervical spine and limits the stiffness associates with a multilevel fusion.
Neck and arm pain rapidly improve, and patients can resume normal function as short as 6-8 weeks.
Surgery is performed typically as an outpatient, where the patient returns home within a few hours.