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Single-Position Prone Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technique Guide: Surgical Tips and Tricks – Lumbar Fusion

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The article discusses the evolution of lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) techniques, specifically focusing on the transition to a single-position prone LLIF (pLLIF) approach. The traditional method of performing LLIF involved repositioning the patient from lateral decubitus to prone for posterior instrumentation, which was effective but time-consuming. The introduction of pLLIF has streamlined the process, but learning to navigate the procedure in the prone position presents its own set of challenges. The article provides a detailed description of the pLLIF technique and offers surgical tips to help surgeons overcome these challenges and optimize the implantation of the interbody device

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Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a popular technique as it allows for the placement of a large interbody implant through a retroperitoneal, transpsoas working corridor. Historically, the interbody is placed with the patient in lateral decubitus and then repositioned to prone for the posterior instrumentation. While this has been an effective and successful technique, removing the interoperative flip would improve the efficiency of these cases. This has led to modified LLIF approaches…

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Int J Spine Surg. 2024 Feb 16:8573. doi: 10.14444/8573. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTLateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a popular technique as it allows for the placement of a large interbody implant through a retroperitoneal, transpsoas working corridor. Historically, the interbody is placed with the patient in lateral decubitus and then repositioned to prone for,

Int J Spine Surg. 2024 Feb 16:8573. doi: 10.14444/8573. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a popular technique as it allows for the placement of a large interbody implant through a retroperitoneal, transpsoas working corridor. Historically, the interbody is placed with the patient in lateral decubitus and then repositioned to prone for the posterior instrumentation. While this has been an effective and successful technique, removing the interoperative flip would improve the efficiency of these cases. This has led to modified LLIF approaches including single-position prone LLIF (pLLIF). This modification has shown to be an efficient and powerful technique; however, learning to navigate the LLIF approach in the prone position has its own challenges. The purpose of this article is to provide a detailed description of our pLLIF technique while simultaneously introducing surgical tips to overcome the challenges of the approach and optimize the implantation of the interbody device.

PMID:38365737 | DOI:10.14444/8573

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