Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion/Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion surgery starts with the placement of a retractor laterally or in the patient’s side. Neuromonitoring is used to verify neural safety while placing the retractor. The surgeon will begin by removing bone to decompress the spine. A discectomy, removal of disc, is performed through the lateral access to remove the damaged or herniated disc. After the discectomy, a straight PEEK or Titanium interbody device is placed at the level of the removed disc. Lordotic options are available to return the patient to a corrected anatomical curve. Pedicle screws are placed through the pedicles of the vertebral bodies and fixated with rods and set screws at the level above and below the interbody device.
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