Swallowing Disruptions after ACDF Surgery: The Novel Use of Acoustic Pharyngometry to Monitor Pharyngeal Edema

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Dysphagia
  • Age: Between 21 - 99 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Participants who will provide informed written consent
    2. Scheduled to undergo Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) with Dr. Frempong-Boadu.

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Participants with non-degenerative spine conditions, such as trauma, tumors, infection, radiation, and diabetes
    2. Has prior posterior-approach cervical spine procedures
    3. Has pre-existing dysphagia as the result of a neurological deficit or disorder, head and neck cancer treatment, and/or muscular condition.
    4. Pregnant



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