Full endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion (FELIF): technical notice.
Eur Backbone J. 2018 Feb 14;:
Authors: Youn MS, Shin JK, Goh TS, Lee JS
PURPOSE: Interbody fusion by open discectomy is the same old therapy for degenerative lumbar illness however requires a comparatively lengthy restoration interval. Prevalent a number of interbody fusion strategies have proven limitations by its personal character. Full endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion (FELIF) has benefits in direct decompression of pathology with minimal invasive approach. We report novel strategy of endoscopic fusion methodology by means of full guided with endoscopic view monitoring system.
METHODS: The authors present an introduction of FELIF approach adopted by an outline of the technical steps with dialogue on its indications and benefits. Specifically, tricks to shorten operation time, simplify technical steps, and keep away from issues are additionally offered.
CONCLUSIONS: FELIF is a protected and efficient interbody fusion choice to decompress the lumbar exiting nerve root and ventral facet of dura immediately with minimal invasive scenario. These slides could be retrieved underneath Digital Supplementary Materials.
PMID: 29445951 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]