Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat disc problems in the lower back including spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, degenerative scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and disc herniation. Through a small incision at the side of the waist, the damaged intervertebral disc is removed and a spacer bone graft is inserted to restore height between the bones and relieve nerve pinching.  The graft becomes a bridge between two bones to facilitate fusion. As the body begins healing, new cells grow around the graft and the two vertebrae fuse into one solid piece of bone.

Orthofix’s innovative instrumentation, therapies, and biologic materials work together to stabilize the spine, accelerate fusion and prevent painful motion.