Short Term Radiological Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and FusionInDegerative Disc

1Khalid Mohammed Hassan, Mohamed Mansour Elzohairy, Mohsen FawzyOmrAwad, Ahmed FouadBarghout


Background: Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) is the standard surgical treatment for radiculopathy and myelopathy. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has an elasticity similar to bone and thus appears well suited for use as the implant in ACDF procedures. T he aim of this study is to examine the clinical and radiographic outcome of patients treated with standing alone PEEK spacers Methods : This retrospective study reviewed 30 patients suffered from radiculopathy due to degenerative disease they were treated by ACDF using PEEK . The Intromed PEEK spacer was used in 30 patients from 3/2017 to 11/2019. The patients were assessed with questionnaire and radiographically. Results: The mean age of our patients was 42.95 ± 9.48 with 9 patients being males and 16 patients females. Total numbers of levels reported were 38 in 30 patients, with 22patients (70%) undergoing single-level ACDF and 8 patients (30%) double-level ACDF. All patients suffered from radiculopathy.. The mean preoperative VAS was 6.7±1.52, while postoperative VAS was 0.62±0.42 . Continuous bridging bony trabeculae were reported in most of patients . Conclusion: The study demonstrates that ACDF with standing alone PEEK cages leads to excellent and good clinical outcomes.


Cervical disc disease, anterior cervical discectomy, spinal fusion, PEEK

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