TLIF or Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a lumbar spine technique to fuse both the front of the spine and the back of the spine with one small incision in the back of the spine. It is used for various problems such as instability, degenerative spondylolysthesis, isthmic spondylolysthesis, discogenic pain, multiple recurrent disc herniations and foraminal collapse. This video-Explanation of Lumbar Fusion using TLIF and BMP-describes the technique using a model and the actual implant devices to lead to a full understanding of how this is done.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.