Clinical evaluation of microendoscopy-assisted extreme lateral interbody fusion.

@article{Segawa2017ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical evaluation of microendoscopy-assisted extreme lateral interbody fusion.},
  author={Tomohide Segawa and Hirohiko Inanami and Hisashi Koga},
  journal={Journal of spine surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={398-402}
}
BACKGROUND Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) has rapidly become a popular operative procedure for lumbar canal stenosis and scoliosis. This approach provides direct access to the lateral aspect of the disc with minimal disruption of spinal structures, including ligaments and muscles. However, it involves risk of injuries to the lumbar nerve plexus… CONTINUE READING