What Is A Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion?
The goal of this procedure is to remove the spinal disc and/or bone spurs that are causing irritation of the spinal nerves and use internal fixation to stabilize the spine and relieve the pain associated with lumbar spinal conditions. This procedure is often simultaneously combined with what is known as a “laminectomy”, which is performed utilizing a single incision for both procedures.
How It's Performed
Once the nerve roots are identified and safely moved to the side, the intervertebral disc is removed. Small implants, which contains bone graft, are placed into the empty disc space to restore normal height and stability to the spine. This bone graft implant creates a biological response and, over time, this bone graft will knit together with the adjoining vertebrae and form one contiguous and stable vertebra.
Next, small metal rods and screws are implanted between the two vertebrae to ensure stability. The incision is then closed with small stitches.
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