Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Posterior Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion

  • Sean K. Jandhyala
  • Saad B. Chaudhary


The intervertebral space offers a unique region of the lumbar spine to obtain alignment corrective goals as well as to achieve a solid arthrodesis. The vast majority of the body weight and compressive forces traverse the anteior column of the spine. Concomitantly, the intervertebral space offers a relatively short and vascularized gap across the motion segment, making this a prime environment for solid fusion. The Transforaminal interbody fusion technique uniquely allows the spine surgeon access to both anterior and posterior column pathologies for corrective measures and treatment using a single approach.


Intervertebral disc space Anterior lumbar interbody fusion Posterior lumbar interbody fusion Kambin’s triangle Pedicle screw insertion Disc space distraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean K. Jandhyala
    • 1
  • Saad B. Chaudhary
    • 2
  1. 1.Valley Orthopedics SpecialistsSheltonUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA

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