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3- level discectomy and fusion is this the same procedure as an ACDF?

I have been trying to find the answer to the above question but I am still unsure. Is a 3-level discectomy and fusion the same kind of procedure as an ACDF or is an entirely different operation.

Thank you
Bess
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  • ACDF is a fusion in the neck and can be done on one or more levels. The "A" means from the front side of your neck. I have no experience with neck fusions but there are lots of people on her that do. Look around. Best of luck to you.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Thanks for your reply. I have found out loads of info on this site and it is very useful.
    Bess
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