Lumbar Spine Surgery

Transforaminal Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)


Is a procedure that fuses the anterior and posterior columns of the spine through a posterior approach. A bone graft and interbody spacer stabilize the anterior portion while the posterior is locked in place with pedicle screws, rods and bone graft.

Indications for TLIF surgery include:

  • Low grade 1 or 2 Spondylolisthesis with associated stenosis or instability
  • Degenerative disc disease with associated foraminal stenosis and/or loss of physiologic lumbar curvature
  • Previous discectomy or laminectomy with residual stenosis requiring revision surgery associated with degenerative disc
    disease, local instability or spondylolisthesis

Indications for Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Isthmic type Spondylolisthesis



Spondylolisthesis with Local Instability



Post- Lumbar Discectomy stenosis with spondylolisthesis





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