XLIF - Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (MIS)
eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure is a minimally disruptive surgical technique in which the surgeon approaches the spine from the side of the patient’s body, rather than the front or back as in traditional spine surgeries. This side (lateral) approach can reduce the risk of injury to muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The XLIF technique can provide relief to patients who cannot tolerate traditional open back surgery due to increased risks of longer anesthesia time, greater blood loss, longer hospitalization, and slower recovery. XLIF surgery is a less disruptive alternative for patients who have lived with back or leg pain through years of various failed treatments, including steroid injections, physical therapy, and pain medication. The XLIF procedure includes the use of NVM5 an innovative nerve monitoring system. NVM5 provides surgeons with real-time feedback about relative nerve health, location, and function during surgery, thus reducing the incidence of nerve injury.