"Cervical conditions, such as cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, most people think you can have good outcomes with those in the ASC," Dr. Siemienow said. "Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is an ideal population for the surgery center as well as one-level disc arthroplasties."
Dr. Siemienow touched on several studies supporting the efficacy of ACDF procedures and comparing the use of autograft and allograft with PEEK cages. "The PEEK cages can have excellent outcomes when compared with iliac bone crest," said Dr. Siemienow. His presentation also looked at:
• Generation of plates to dynamic plates
• Fusion procedures
• Revision operations
"For some of the patients we see, there are fluid shifts, but some are healthy and I don't see any reason why these cases can't be performed in the outpatient setting," he said. "Fusions can be performed safely and most patients are very satisfied with their outcomes."
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