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Minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches have been shown to typically reduce complications, overall costs, pain, infection rates, and blood loss and yield quicker patient recovery than traditional open surgery. With smaller incisions and smaller working channels, visualisation at the operative site becomes ever more critical to the success of these MIS procedures.

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) Interbody Devices (IBD’s) require implantation through the back of the body. This approach avoids retraction of the organs, and a surgeon may achieve better decompression of the nerve root if there is a lateral stenosis.1

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) IBD’s are the most commonly performed MIS IBD type in the US. This is attributed to the TLIF approach’s ability to minimise damage to surrounding tissues, directly decompress affected anatomy and the large number of surgeons trained to use this approach.

In a TLIF procedure, the oblique posterior approach adopted to access the intervertebral space minimises damage to important anatomical structures such as nerve roots, ligaments, and other posterior elements.1

DePuy Synthes Spine has a platform of solutions for:

  • MIS microdiscectomy and decompression procedures.
    The complete portfolio features access instrumentation and discectomy instruments.
  • MIS PLIF procedures.
    The complete portfolio features access instrumentation, interbody devices, pedicle screw fixation and biomaterials.
  • MIS TLIF procedures.
    The complete portfolio features access instrumentation, interbody devices, pedicle screw fixation and biomaterials.

1© 2010 Millennium Research Group, Inc. 

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