Mini ALIF or Mini TLIF for Low Grade Spondylolithesis with Pars Fracture at L5S1
Hi! I have low grade spondylolithesis with a pars fracture at L5S1 and a slight tear of the disk. An Orthopedic surgeon recommended a mini ALIF (anterior entry) and a Neurosurgeon recommended a mini TLIF (posterior entry). From what I can see from research articles, the outcomes for these 2 procedures are very similar. I have also seen one that suggested that ALIF is better for L5S1. Any suggestions? I am currently scheduled for surgery in 5 weeks for the ALIF procedure and I need to know if there is a reason to consider the TLIF instead. Thanks!