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AXIALIF: Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Preparation The patient is anesthetized and placed in a face down position to allow access to the lower back. The area is cleaned and sterilized. Creating the Incision The surgeon creates a tiny incision next to the coccyx (the tailbone). The procedure will be...
ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

What is an ALIF? Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the front (anterior) of the body to remove all or part of a herniated disc from in between two adjacent vertebrae (interbody) in the lower back (lumbar...

Spinal Fusion Surgery

What is Spinal Fusion Surgery? Spinal fusion is a surgical technique in which one or more of the vertebrae of the spine are joined together (fused) to stop them from moving against each other. This is done by placing bone grafts or bone graft substitutes between the...
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