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2022 Apr

Int J Spine Surg



Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy for Radiculopathy After Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement: Technique Description and Case Report.


Sarmiento MJ, Hanna G, Baron EM, Lanman TH, Lauryssen C, Cuéllar JM
Int J Spine Surg. 2022 Apr; 16(2):384-392.
PMID: 35444046.


Patients may occasionally have persistent or recurrent radicular symptoms after cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR) for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. We describe our approach using anterior cervical foraminotomy (ACF) to provide symptom relief in such patients without the need to convert to a fusion or remove the ADR implant.