Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d) 12-31-2016

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Sep. 19, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document And Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name AMEDICA Corp    
Entity Central Index Key 0001269026    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity a Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity a Voluntary Filer No    
Entity's Reporting Status Current No    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Public Float     $ 46,002,726
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   36,264,881  
Trading Symbol AMDA    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016