The Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach to the Degenerative Lumbar Spine: Clinico-Therapeutic RemarksAlessandro Landi*, Vincenza Maiola and Roberto Delfini
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Neurosurgery, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alessandro Landi
M.D, PhD, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry
Division of Neurosurgery, “Sapienza” University of Rome
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Received date: November 07, 2016; Accepted date: December 01, 2016; Published date: Decmeber 03, 2016
Citation: Landi A, Maiola V, Delfini R (2016) The Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach to the Degenerative Lumbar Spine: Clinico-Therapeutic Remarks. J Spine 5:347. doi: 10.4172/2165-7939.1000347
Copyright: © 2016 Landi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The anterior approach is a well-known surgical technique for the treatment of degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine. Through this approach is possible to perform arthrodesis, arthroplasty, discectomy, corpectomy to treat a lot of degenerative conditions. The ALIF procedure is one of the most widely used technique, and is argued to have biomechanical advantages over posterior approaches for lumbar spinal fusion: restoration of disk height and lumbar lordosis, reduction of listhesis, restoring of coronal and sagittal balance.