Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is the gold standard for treatment of severe neck pain or neurological deficits that have not responded to conservative treatment. Neck pain is generally defined as 'stiffness' and/or pain felt dorsally in the cervical region. The cause of neck pain is commonly due to compression or damage of a neurological structure, such as the spinal cord and/or a nerve root due to disc degeneration or trauma.
Treatment is accomplished by decompressing the nerve and preventing motion at the effected segment while allowing for the adjacent vertebrae to permanently fuse. This is achieved through an interbody cage covered by a plate and screw construct.
The Southern Anterior Cervical Fusion Cage (SPICCA) comprises of a PEEK body with posterior titanium-alloy imaging markers. It is provided with a cavity for a bone insert or bone graft and is indicated for use with the Southern AXIS™ Cervical Plate system.
The SPICCA cage is anatomically-shaped to fit the cervical disc space optimally, with three footprint sizes and multiple heights to restore disc height. Titanium coated serrations and extended titanium markers prevent the device from being displaced between the vertebrae. A large window accommodates bone graft or synthetic bone inserts. The bone graft and titanium coating improve osseointegration with the vertebral endplate.