This exhibit demonstrates the surgical procedures of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at the C6-7 vertebral level using a cage and plate. An incision is made at the anterior neck and the vertebral bodies are exposed. A discectomy is performed, the posterior longitudinal ligament is excised and then drilling of the end plates. The cage is filled with bone graft and is impacted into the C6-7 disc space. Anterior fixation is achieved using a plate and screws.
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