Lumbar Interbody Fusions

By Sunil V Manjila, MD, Thomas Mroz, MD and Michael P Steinmetz, MD
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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.

Key Features
  • Focuses on the technical nuances, pearls and pitfalls of each procedure, as well as complication avoidance and management.
  • Features high-quality radiographs and intraoperative images for superb visual guidance throughout.
  • Covers topics that have as-yet unsettled surgical management, such as thoracolumbar and lumbosacral overlap diseases.
  • Includes a concise review of evidence-based spine literature at the end of each procedural chapter.
  • Features chapters on adjunct instrumentation such as pedicle screw and facet fixation, as well as graft selection and revision surgeries.
  • Provides real-time guidance in video: Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, MIDLIF Operative Technique, L5-S1 OLIF, Aspen Surgical Technique, and many more.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
ISBN 9780323476638
Author Information By Sunil V Manjila, MD, Staff Neurosurgeon, McLaren Bay Region Hospital, Bay City, MI, USA; Thomas Mroz, MD, Co-Director, Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and Michael P Steinmetz, MD, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Co-Director, Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Published Reviews

"This is an excellent review of all current instrumented approaches to the lumbar spine that use interbody cages."

-Nauman Chaudhry, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) for Doody's Review Service

Table of Content

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

Publication Date 31-10-2018
Pages 228
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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