medilaw.tv - Cervical Spine Interbody Vertebral Fusion with cage + plate trial evidence animations. Illustrates the surgical technique for performing a cervical interbody fusion. This procedure is used to remove an intervertebral disc that is causing uncontrollable pain or is compressing the adjacent spinal cord or nerve roots. A cage is used to replace the excised disc and maintain correct alignment. Cervical Spine Interbody Vertebral Fusion with cage + plate trial evidence animations. An anterior plate is used to ensure stability while fusion occurs. There are many different techniques to achieve the same end result, a pain-free, stable, anatomically positioned bony fusion. However, the basic procedure illustrated here is common to all cervical interbody fusions. medico-legal animations. trial evidence animations. An Interbody Fusion, also known as an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, refers to the complete removal of an intervertebral disc, and its replacement with a bone, plastic or metal spacer, and bone graft or bone substitute, to cause fusion of the two adjacent vertebrae into one solid mass. It can be performed at one or more levels. Sometimes an anterior plate or posterior wiring, plates, screws or rods are used to further immobilize the segment while it is fusing. Cervical Spine Interbody Vertebral Fusion with cage + plate trial evidence animations.