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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure performed to address spine issues in the neck.

This procedure is typically recommended for individuals experiencing conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, or other cervical spine disorders that have not responded to non-surgical treatments.

What Occurs During Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?

During ACDF surgery, the surgeon aims to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots by removing the problematic disc or bony spurs in the cervical spine. Following the removal of the disc, the adjacent vertebrae are often fused together using bone graft material and sometimes supplemented with metal plates or screws. 

Why Consider Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?
  • Pain Relief: ACDF is primarily performed to alleviate neck pain, arm pain, and associated symptoms caused by nerve compression.

  • Spinal Stability: Fusion of the affected vertebrae can restore spinal stability, preventing further nerve injury or symptoms.

  • Improved Function: Many patients may experience improved function and overall quality of life after ACDF surgery.

Your Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Journey

At Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group, we are dedicated to providing patient-centred care throughout your ACDF journey. From the initial consultation to post-operative rehabilitation, our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are dealing with persistent neck pain, arm discomfort, or have been recommended for ACDF, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our spine specialist. During your visit, we will assess your condition, discuss treatment options, and collaborate with you to create a personalised plan to address your pain and enhance your cervical spine health.

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DR David Brooks
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. David Brooks is an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training. He has a special interest in surgery of the Spine including minimally invasive spinal surgery, cervical disc replacement, anterior spinal surgery, disc surgery, spinal trauma and revision or salvage spinal surgery.

Dr. Brooks earned his medical degree from the University of Queensland Medical School. Following his medical education, he embarked on a rigorous orthopaedic training program, honing his skills at various institutions across Queensland. His commitment to excellence led him to pursue two Subspecialty Fellowships in Spine Surgery at the renowned Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Brooks possesses a diverse skillset that encompasses both traditional and cutting-edge techniques. His proficiency in computer navigation and minimally invasive approaches underscores his dedication to providing patients with the most advanced and effective treatments. His passion for innovation drives him to stay at the forefront of the evolving field of spine surgery.

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