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An adaption of the posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedure, the TLIF technique employs a unilateral approach to the disc space through the intervertebral foramen.  Requiring only a partial unilateral facet resection, the TLIF procedure when compared to a PLIF:

  • Preserves the laminar arch and contralateral facet
  • Avoids bilateral scarring
  • Avoids significant dural retraction which may reduce the risk of intraoperative dural tears
  • Offers a revision strategy that may not exist with a PLIF due to bilateral scarring

The unique unilateral TLIF approach requires specific implants and instrumentation to facilitate thorough disc space preparation and accurate cage placement.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) With EXPEDIUM Screw

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