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Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

  • David Vincent
  • J. Alex Thomas
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Abstract

Lumbar fusion is an effective treatment for low back pain secondary to degenerative lumbar pathology. Today, technologies such as image guidance, surgical robotics, expandable interbody spacers, and advanced spacer materials have only increased the ease and effectiveness of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) for the treatment of low back pain secondary to degenerative lumbar pathology. Here, we discuss indications, technical nuances, and outcomes of MIS-TLIF.

Keywords

Lumbar fusion Posterior lumbar interbody fusion Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion Radiation reduction Pedicle screw placement Decompression Cage placement Spondylolisthesis reduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Vincent
    • 1
  • J. Alex Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.The Jordan Young InstituteVirginia BeachUSA
  2. 2.Atlantic Neurosurgical and Spine SpecialistsWilmingtonUSA

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