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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

  • Tristan B. FriedEmail author
  • Tyler M. Kreitz
  • I. David Kaye
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Abstract

The use of interbodies as a method for lumbar fusion has been increasing over the past decades. Increased surface area and enhanced biomechanical forces for achieving fusion have made the technique more appealing than traditional posterolateral lumbar fusion. While many interbody techniques are actually less invasive than traditional open procedures, there are unique complication profiles with different approaches. The benefits of interbody fusion must be considered with the potential morbidity of these approaches. This chapter focuses on the techniques of both lumbar transforaminal and anterior interbody fusion along with potential complications with special attention toward graft/interbody selection and pearls and pitfalls of the respective technique.

Keywords

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion Technique Complications Graft 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tristan B. Fried
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tyler M. Kreitz
    • 2
  • I. David Kaye
    • 3
  1. 1.Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Don K. Moore
    • 1
  • William C. Welch
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Missouri Health CareColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Neurosurgery, Pennsylvania HospitalUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryPerelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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