Lumbar Interbody Fusions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323476638, 9780323509701

Lumbar Interbody Fusions

1st Edition

Authors: Sunil Manjila Thomas Mroz Michael Steinmetz
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323476638
eBook ISBN: 9780323509701
eBook ISBN: 9780323497411
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 31st October 2018
Page Count: 240

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Authored by experienced surgeons and key innovators in the fast-moving field of LIF surgery, Lumbar Interbody Fusions provides an in-depth, focused approach to recent advances in surgical techniques and technology. Covering both minimally invasive and open procedures, this comprehensive reference provides step-by-step details for proven techniques, including extreme lateral, oblique lateral, and direct lateral approaches; intertransverse approaches; axial approaches; and endoscopic approaches.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Lumbar Interbody Fusions – A Primer

    1. General Indications and Contraindications, 1
    2. Complications and Avoidance in Lumbar Interbody Fusions, 13
    3. Section 2: Anatomy and Intraoperative Imaging for Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    4. Relevant Surgical Anatomy of the Dorsal Lumbar Spine, 19
    5. Relevant Surgical Anatomy of the Lateral and Anterior Lumbar Spine, 27
    6. Intraoperative Image-Guided Navigation for Lumbar Interbody Fusion, 37
    7. Section 3: Techniques, Pearls, and

      Complication Avoidance in Lumbar Interbody Fusions

    8. Mini-open Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), 43
    9. Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), 51
    10. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF), 59
    11. Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MITLIF), 63
    12. Minimally Invasive Midline Lumbar Fusion (MIDLIF), 77
    13. Lateral Transpsoas Approach to Interbody Fusion, 87
    14. Pre-psoas (Oblique) Lateral Interbody Fusion, 99
    15. Pre-psoas (Oblique) Lateral Interbody Fusion at L5-S1, 111
    16. Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusions (ILIF), 121
    17. Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion, 129
    18. Section 4: Adjunct Instrumentation in Lumbar Interbody Fusion

    19. Interbody Implant Options in Interbody Fusion, 139
    20. Biologic Options in Interbody Fusion, 145
    21. Integrated Screw/Plate Interbody Fusion Devices, 151


  1. Spinous Process Plates for Lumbar Fixation, 159
  2. Instrumentation for Stability After Lumbar Interbody Fusion, 169
  3. Section 5: Special Considerations

  4. Revision Interbody Fusion, 181
  5. Interbody Fusion Strategies in Thoracic and Sacral Overlap Diseases, 189
  6. Evidence-Based Report on Interbody Fusions of the Lumbar Spine, 201


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About the Authors

Sunil Manjila

Affiliations and Expertise

Staff Neurosurgeon, McLaren Bay Region Hospital, Bay City, MI, USA

Thomas Mroz

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Director, Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Michael Steinmetz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Co-Director, Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA