Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion

indications, technique, and complications.

Langston T. Holly, James D. Schwender, David P. Rouben, Kevin Foley

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Abstract

The authors provide an overview of the minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure including indications, technique, and complications. This novel technique is a method of achieving circumferential lumbar fusion using a unilateral dorsal approach. Minimally invasive TLIF uses a tubular retractor that is inserted via a muscle-dilating exposure, thereby minimizing the approach-related morbidity. This procedure is ideal for refractory mechanical low-back and radicular pain associated with spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and recurrent disc herniation. The authors' clinical experience and review of the medical literature indicate that TLIF can be effectively and safely performed in a minimally invasive fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Spondylolisthesis
Low Back Pain
Morbidity
Muscles

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion : indications, technique, and complications. / Holly, Langston T.; Schwender, James D.; Rouben, David P.; Foley, Kevin.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 20, No. 3, 01.01.2006.

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Holly, Langston T. ; Schwender, James D. ; Rouben, David P. ; Foley, Kevin. / Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion : indications, technique, and complications. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2006 ; Vol. 20, No. 3.
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