TLIF for symptomatic disc degeneration: a retrospective study of 100 patients

@article{Mura2011TLIFFS,
  title={TLIF for symptomatic disc degeneration: a retrospective study of 100 patients},
  author={Pier Paolo Mura and Mauro Costaglioli and Maurizio Piredda and Silvia Caboni and Silvia Casula},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={57-60}
}
The goal of a fusion of the lumbar spine is to obtain a primary solid arthrodesis thus to alleviate pain. Different circumferential fusion techniques have been described such as combined anterior–posterior fusion (APF), instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). The TLIF procedure has rapidly gained popularity; because of its posterolateral extracanalar discectomy and fusion, it has been reported as a safe technique, without the… CONTINUE READING