Fusions

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

The great advantage of anterior lumbar interbody fusion is that there is no surgical approach through the back. The surgical incision is on the abdomen and the front of the disc is approached surgically behind the abdominal contents. The alternative to this procedure is sometimes disc replacement surgery.

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Anterior Cervical Fusion

 
Anterior cervical fusion involves surgery on the front of the neck to fuse two vertebrae together after decompression of the nerves.

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Posterolateral Fusion
 
Posterolateral fusion is one of the simplest forms of spinal fusion. It involves laying bone graft (or a bone graft substitute) between the transverse processes of adjacent vertebrae.

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Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Posterior lumbar interbody fusion is a fusion procedure that is performed from the back (posterior) through an incision in the low back. Most of the disc is removed and an implant and bone graft is inserted in the disc space - in other words between the vertebral bodies (interbody).

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