Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) 03-31-2017

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Oct. 31, 2017
Document And Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name AMEDICA Corp  
Entity Central Index Key 0001269026  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2017  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   36,264,881
Trading Symbol AMDA  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017