The XLIF (Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure Revolutionizing Spinal Fusion Treatment: XLIF is a minimally invasive procedure that offers major advantages for both the patient and the surgeon. It requires a smaller incision and is less traumatic to the body’s normal tissues, resulting in a faster, less painful recovery. It is easy on you and the family as well as clinically effective for fusion treatment.
Am I a candidate for lumbar fusion?
The indications for lumbar spinal fusions are intractable pain or progressive neurologic deficits due to anatomical changes identified on MRI, plain x-ray, myelogram or discography. Continue
What is the usual hospital stay required for an anterior lumbar fusion vs. the XLIF procedure?
For a single level XLIF procedure, most patients stay in the hospital for 24 hours. With an ALIF procedure, many patients spend 3-4nights in hospital. More Approach Options
What are the alternatives to spinal fusion?
There are a couple of alternatives to spine fusion surgery that may be considered for patients with low back pain from lumbar degenerative disc disease. Currently, the main fusion alternatives include:
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