- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Minimally-Invasive TLIF
POSTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION (PLIF)
Accomplished by surgical incision in the back, PLIF requires the surgeon to move the back muscles out of the way in order to gain access to the spine.
TRANSFORMINAL LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION (TLIF)
With this technique, the surgeon goes through the back to access the disc space, but inserts the bone graft from the side.