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Peyton Manning: Understanding Single Level Anterior Fusion of the Neck

Published by on March 6, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Peyton Manning, regarded as one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, missed the entire football season last year. The reason he missed it was because he had a surgery on his neck called single level anterior fusion, otherwise known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

This was Manning's third neck surgery. The surgery was done in order to rid him of the pain and numbness that was being caused by a herniated disc in his neck.

The surgery itself consists of an incision being made in the front part of the neck. The reason the incision is made here is because it allows greater access to all the vertebra in the neck and it significantly lowers the risk of damaging nerves...

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