Extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis.

@article{Caputo2013ExtremeLI,
  title={Extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis.},
  author={Adam Michael Caputo and Keith W. Michael and Todd M. Chapman and Jason M. Jennings and Elizabeth W Hubbard and Robert E. Isaacs and Christopher R. Brown},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1558-63}
}
Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF; NuVasive Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) is a minimally invasive lateral transpsoas approach to the thoracolumbar spine. Though the procedure is rapidly increasing in popularity, limited data is available regarding its use in deformity surgery. We aimed to evaluate radiographic correction using XLIF in adults with degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Thirty consecutive patients were followed for an average of 14.3 months. Interbody fusion was completed using the XLIF… CONTINUE READING