Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: unilateral versus bilateral disk removal--an in vivo study.

We conducted a study to quantify the attainable cross-sectional area available for fusion and the mean volume of disk removed with a unilateral transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Starting with the unilateral approach and completing the procedure with a bilateral approach, we removed the maximal amount of disk material. Postoperative computed… CONTINUE READING