The eXtreme Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion, known as XLIF, is an insignificantly invasive out-patient procedure that empowers our talented specialist to perform the surgery through two small cuts on the patient’s side. This advanced procedure treats a variety of lumbar (lower back) spinal conditions, including degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sondylolisthesis and certain sorts of circle herniations. Oftentimes, damaged circles can press onto nearby nerve roots, bringing about intense, incapacitating pain. Depending on the result of your consultation with our physicians, XLIF may be an alternative.
- Minimally invasive procedure performed through the patient’s side, permitting surgeons simple access to the affected area and the capacity to avoid major back muscles.
- Reduced blood loss and faster healing, due to tiny incisions and less injury to surrounding areas throughout the surgical procedure.
- Shortened recovery times that generally allow the patient to return to their daily life, work and activities much sooner than with traditional open surgery.
We utilize a minimally invasive treatment that involves two tiny incisions made along the patient’s side. Whatever is left of the XLIF method generally takes after these steps:
- A probe is carefully inserted into the first incision while the second incision is utilized to help guide the uniquely planned surgical tools. The test is used to stimulate and detect nerves along the side of the spine, permitting the surgeon to completely keep away from them. This leaves nerves undamaged as the specialist locates the harmed plate.
- Dilation tubes are guided between muscle strands, preserving tissue rather than cutting it, and a retractor device is used to gently push muscle tissue to the side and give our specialist clear access to the spine.
- The damaged circle is evacuated and an implant filled with bone graft material is embedded into the void disc space. The bone unions will in the long run become through and around the implant, forming a bone bridge and intertwining to the vertebrae.
- The sought result is a successful spinal fusion, with realigned vertebral bones and removal of the harmed or diseased circle. This relieves pain and alleviates weight on the nerve roots.
The state-of-the-art XLIF procedure commonly comes about in less blood misfortune, less muscle and tissue damage, less scarring and minimal post-operative pain. Because this is considered a minimally intrusive procedure, patients experience significantly snappier recovery periods and generally return to their daily lives, work and activities much sooner.
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