Interbody Cages: Cervical

John Richards, Donald R. Fredericks, Sean E. Slaven, Scott C. Wagner*

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Interbody cages represent an invaluable technologic advancement in the field of spinal fusion surgery, particularly anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Interbody cages improve sagittal alignment, aid in fusion by allowing for containment of graft material, and restore biomechanical stability after discectomy. Various design iterations and materials have been used over the last two to three decades, and advancements in materials science and cage properties have provided improved functional utility of interbody cages in ACDF surgery. This chapter provides an overview of the history of cervical interbody cages, including improvements in design, material, and methods of manufacturing processes of cervical interbody cages that have yielded the designs most commonly utilized today.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Spine Technology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319444246
ISBN (Print)9783319444239
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone graft
  • Cage
  • Cervical
  • Fusion
  • Interbody
  • Spine


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