AdobeStock 100696800Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF) is a common surgical option to treat a herniated or diseased disc that causes neck and arm pain.

The surgeon makes an incision on the front of the neck.  The diseased or damaged disc is removed. The disc space is prepared for a bone graft.  A bone graft is placed between the vertebrae and then a small titanium plate is placed over the area to hold the graft in place.  The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures.