Cervical Corpectomy procedure helps stabilize the spine and prevents neurologic problems from deteriorating. It restores normal functioning of the spine. Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine procedure also improves the neck pain, weakness, numbness in the hand and fingers.
Recommended: Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
Procedure takes 2 to 3 hours & is performed under general anaesthesia.
Step 1: Anaesthesia is administered to the patient.
Step 2: Incision - One-two inches horizontal incision is made on the neck.
Step 3: Muscle Split -thin muscle below the skin is then split and entered. A thin fascia covers the spine, which is cut up from the disc space
Step 4: Disc removal - Needle is inserted into the disc space and an X-ray is taken to determine if the surgeon is at the right vertebra level. After the right disc space is spotted, the disc is taken out.
Step 5: Ligament removal
Step 6: Incision closure.
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Complete recovery takes 2-3 months.
Helpful: A Patient's Guide to Cervical Corpectomy