Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Procedure

The minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a surgical alternative to the traditional open back fusion, and can be used to treat a number of debilitating conditions and associated symptoms.

Advantages

Unlike open fusions, the PLIF allows the surgeons to enter the impacted area through a small incision, eliminated the damage and trauma caused by more invasive options. Our minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion is accompanied by a number of benefits, including:

  • Small incision
  • Reduced risk of infection and complication
  • Shorter or no hospital stay
  • Minimal scarring or muscle damage
  • Shorter overall recovery
What is our minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)?

There are a number of common conditions that cause instability of the spine. Though common, living with the resulting from those conditions can be debilitating. Our surgeons utilize the  PLIF to add increased stability to impacted areas of the lower back, alleviating corresponding pain and symptoms.

During the PLIF procedure, our skilled surgeons will enter the impacted area through two small incisions in the lower back. Once the surgeon has located the area that is causing your pain and symptoms, he is able to utilize a bone graft between adjacent vertebrae to stabilize the area and release any compression-caused pain.

Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)?

Instability in the spine can be caused by a number of conditions, and the minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is able to treat a variety of them, including:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis

If you are suffering from these or similar unstabilizing conditions, you may be able to find relief through our minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF).

Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)?

The above conditions can cause severe pain in some cases, and often make every day tasks seem impossible. The minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is able to treat a variety of these symptoms, including:

  • Loss of control or motion
  • Trouble standing or walking
  • Numbness
  • Radiating pain
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Tingling in legs or feet
  • Localized pain
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle spasms

Contact Us

If you have been struggling through these or related symptoms, you deserve relief. Contact us today to see if the minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is right for you.