Surgical Treatment Resources for Spine Professionals

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Technical Feasibility and Initial Results

An abstract describing the use and results of minimally invasive TLIF techniques.

A Discussion of the Trans1 AxiaLIF

Doctor Larry T. Khoo, CoDirector of the Comprehensive Spine Center in Santa Monica discusses the Trans1 AxiaLIF® surgical procedure.

References: Direct Lateral Transpsoas Approach

The list of References to Dr. Reginald Knight's article about the minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion procedure, DLIF or Direct Lateral Transpsoas Approach.

Discussion: Direct Lateral Transpsoas Approach

Direct lateral transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion may prove to be an important improvement in our methods of handling degenerative conditions affecting the lumbar spine.

Direct Lateral Transpsoas Lumbar Approach

A less invasive direct lateral transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine has proved to be an effective method of managing patients requiring interbody fusion of the mid-lumbar spine.

Results: Direct Lateral Transpsoas Approach

DLIF complications that altered the discharge plan or patient function, occured in 10 out of 38 patients. Two tables detail these complications.

Procedure Description: Direct Lateral Transpsoas Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Doctor Reginald Knight describes the direct lateral transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion procedure. Included are several intraoperative images.

TLIF: Bone Grafts and Structural Implants

There are various devices that can be used as structural grafts and implants. However, the ideal standard of care is to provide an interbody fusion with iliac crest bone graft harvested from the patient at the time of surgery.

TLIF: Distraction, Annulotomy, Endplate Preparation, and Interbody Template Use

A review of the surgical distraction techniques, annulotomy and endplate preparation, and interbody template use.

TLIF: Indications for Pseudoarthrosis

The risks of distrction involve an inadvertent injury to the dorsal root ganglion, fracture of the bony anatomy, and neural injury to the midline dura due to manipulation.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Advantages

One of the greatest advantages of TLIF is the working zone within the disc space.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Technique

The added biological advantage of an interbody fusion technique with compression across a structural fusion cage or apparatus will add to the success of a lumbar arthrodesis procedure.

Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Introduction - Part 1

Endoscopic spine surgery is evolving rapidly due to improvements in surgical technique, endoscopic design, and instrumentation.

Potential Complications and Avoidance: Part 3

As with arthroscopic knee surgery, the risks of serious complications or injury are low; approximately 1% or less in the author's experience.

Summary and References: Part 4

Endoscopic spine surgery has a high learning curve, but is within the grasp of every endoscopic surgeon with proper training.
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