Get Relief With An Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion From Britt Borden

britt-borden-MDYou may be an ideal candidate for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion from Dr Britt Borden MD, if you suffer from a great deal of pain in your shoulders, neck and arms that doesn’t seem to go away. If you are determined to have a herniated cervical disc, the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion from Britt Borden may be the most effective remedy.

Preparation for an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Britt Borden

When the staff of Dr Britt Borden MD prepares you for an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, they first make sure you are resting comfortably on your back on the operating table. Your body is padded delicately for comfort. Dr Britt Borden then places your head and neck in the correct and straight position. Next, Dr Britt Borden sterilely preps and drapes your neck to prepare for the surgery. The staff of Dr Britt Borden obtains an X-ray to determine the position of the skin incision.

The Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Procedure by Britt Borden

The surgery process of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is complex. Dr Britt Borden and his staff utilize the utmost care in cautionary procedures to make the surgery as easy as possible for your body and the recovery process as delicate and fast as possible:

  • Dr Britt Borden creates an initial incision into the skin at the location of your surgery
  • The platysma muscle is incised
  • Metzenbaum scissors are used to dissect your fascia away from your platysma muscle
  • A plane of dissection is then developed between the trachea and esophagus medially and the carotid sheath laterally
  • Self-retaining retractors are used to retract the longus coli muscles medial borders
  • Another self-retaining retractor retracts the tissue superiorly and inferiorly.
  • An X-ray is conducted to confirm the level of the disc space
  • Dr Britt Borden MD places post distractors above and below the disc space in the vertebral bodies
  • A pituitary rongeur is used to remove the disc material
  • Dr Britt Borden MD uses a Kerrison punch to remove the posterior disc
  • The epidural space is inspected with a nerve hook for any disc fragments
  • Any disc fragments found are removed
  • Dr Britt Borden MD removes the cartilage from the bones
  • Dr Britt Borden MD flattens the surface of the bone in preparation for a bone graft
  • If on the bone edges any osteophytes are found protruding, they are removed
  • Gel foam powder is used to stop bleeding
  • A bone graft is measured and inserted into the disc space
  • Britt Borden takes the pins out of the vertebral bodies
  • A titanium anterior cervical plate is pinned to the vertebral bodies
  • Britt Borden places four screws into the plate for stability
  • All retractors are taken out
  • Bipolar coagulation is used to stop bleeding
  • Antibiotic irrigation is used in the incision
  • A 2-O vicryl suture is used to close the platysma muscle
  • A suture is used to close the skin
  • The incision is dressed in a sterile manner

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