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Where does the bone used in ACDF surgery come from?

In an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), your surgeon may use a small block of donor bone from the bone bank and shape it to fit into your disk space. Or, your surgeon may use small bits of your own bone from your neck, packed into a plastic or metal (titanium) spacer. Bone will not be taken from your hip.

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