Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion in Dallas, TX
Texas Spine Associates, your trusted choice for Posterior Cervical Fusion
Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion is a procedure that is indicated when an extensive cervical decompression is required or when performing a revision procedure. The surgeons at Texas Spine Associates are experienced using this procedure to address the most complex surgical scenarios.
What is Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion?
Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion (ACDF), is a surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots and to help stabilize abnormal motion or instability in the cervical spine (neck). . The procedure is performed through the back of the neck to give the surgeon better access to the spine and to provide thorough visualization .
There are two primary goals that are intended to be accomplished with the procedure. The first goal is to decompress the spinal cord and nerve roots. This is done by removing the disc material and bone spurs that are causing the compression. The secondary goal is to obtain a solid fusion. This is done by placing a screws into a region called the lateral mass and connecting them with rod. The lateral mass is also used as the surface are to place bone graft and fusion.
What Should I Expect After Surgery?
- Posterior Cervical Surgery is typically associated with increased initial postoperative pain thus it is used in primarily complex or revision scenarios
- Neurologic recovery can often be noted as early as 2-4 weeks but can sometimes take up 18 months
- Typical hospital stay is 1-2 days
- There is typically some chronic stiffness and loss of mobility
How We Can Help
At Texas Spine Associates, our expert physicians will work with you diligently to determine your best treatment options. We will take the time to educate you and answer your questions. We believe in engaging our patients to empower them to make the best decision to suit their condition.
To see if you are a candidate for Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion or to learn your options for neck surgery, contact Texas Spine Associates at (972) 987-0969 and schedule an in-office consultation.