Percutaneous Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (pTLIF) with a Posterolateral Approach for the Treatment of Denegerative Disk Disease: Feasibility and Preliminary Results.

@article{Morgenstern2015PercutaneousTL,
  title={Percutaneous Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (pTLIF) with a Posterolateral Approach for the Treatment of Denegerative Disk Disease: Feasibility and Preliminary Results.},
  author={Rudolf Morgenstern and Christian Morgenstern},
  journal={International journal of spine surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={
          41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Interbody fusion by open discectomy is the usual treatment for degenerative disk disease but requires a relatively long recovery period. The transforaminal posterolateral approach is a well-known standard in endoscopic spine surgery that allows direct access to the disk with progressive tissue dilation. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of percutaneous transforaminal interbody fusion (pTLIF) with insertion of an expandable or a standard rigid interbody implant for… CONTINUE READING

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