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Cervical Corpectomy & Fusion (ACF) Surgery
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Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion (ACF) Surgery in Dubai at Emirates Hospitals Group. Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion Surgery is a procedure performed on the neck (cervical spine) to treat conditions such as:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal cord and/or nerve compression

The ACF Surgery Procedure

The procedure involves removing one or more vertebral bodies in the cervical spine and fusing the remaining vertebrae together using bone grafts and/or screws and plates. The surgery can take several hours if it’s a complex case and is performed under general anesthesia.

Recovery from Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion (ACF) Surgery

Initial Days After Surgery

After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room to be monitored. Most patients will stay in the hospital for several days for postoperative care and monitoring.

During the initial recovery period, the patient may experience some pain and discomfort in the neck and back, as well as muscle weakness and/or numbness in the arms or legs.

A physical therapy/rehabilitation programme may be provided to help you regain strength and mobility. In some cases, a neck brace or collar may also be recommended to help stabilize the neck and prevent movement while the fusion heals.

Recovery after discharge

Recovery times can vary greatly depending on the individual case and complexity. However, most patients can expect to be fully recovered within several months after the surgery. It’s important to keep in mind that full recovery may take longer for some patients, and as all surgeries have risks associated, in some cases, the fusion may not fully heal or may take longer to heal.

What results can I expect from ACF Surgery in Dubai?

The results of cervical corpectomy and fusion surgery are usually good, with most patients experiencing significant improvement in symptoms such as pain, numbness, and weakness.

However, as with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications associated with ACF surgery, that our surgeons will explain to you, including the techniques and protocols used to minimize these risks.

Last update date: 29-06-2024

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