Interbody Implant Options in Interbody Fusion

Nov 11, 2019 by in NEUROSURGERY Comments Off on Interbody Implant Options in Interbody Fusion

Introduction Lumbar fusion procedures have become increasingly common for the treatment of various degenerative lumbar spinal conditions. Along with this upsurge is the increased utilization of interbody implants with or…

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Pre-psoas (Oblique) Lateral Interbody Fusion

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Introduction Lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) is a well-accepted treatment for spinal pathologies. Traditionally, LIF is performed using posterior approaches. These open strategies require broad dissection of the paraspinal musculature and…

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Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

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Introduction The technique of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is an important technique in the current spine surgeon’s armamentarium. That being said, the surgery is still defined by its level…

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Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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Introduction Since the early 20th century, spinal fusion has been performed as a therapy for both traumatic and degenerative disorders of the spine. Lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) in particular has…

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Minimally Invasive Midline Lumbar Fusion (MIDLIF)

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Introduction Each year in the United States more than 250,000 individuals undergo spinal fusions for degenerative lumbar spine pathology. Minimally invasive techniques for posterior lumbar interbody fusion offer the benefits…

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Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

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Introduction Posterior lumbar interbody fusion techniques have been popular since the 1950. Specifically, posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) was a very popular technique; however, it required removal of both facets…

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