Posterior Cervical Fusion (PCF)
· Fluoroscopy (live X-ray) is used to determine the correct level(s) to be operated.
· Muscles in the neck are gently retracted to the side so that the spine can be seen.
· A bone graft is placed in the area to be fused.
· Often, screws or wire will be used to help provide stability.
· Cervical fusion surgery takes approximately 2-4 hours.