alexa Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: technique, complications, and early results.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Rosenberg WS, Mummaneni PV

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the safety, surgical efficacy, and advantages of the transforaminal approach for lumbar interbody fusion when combined with pedicle screw fixation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 22 patients (age range, 34-63 yr; mean, 49 yr) with Grade I or II spondylolisthesis who underwent transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Nineteen patients presented with low back pain and associated radiculopathy, and three presented with low back pain only. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion was performed at L4-L5 in 8 patients, L5-S1 in 11 patients, L3-L4 and L4-L5 in 2 patients, and L4-L5 and L5-S1 in 1 patient. Periodic follow-up took place 1 to 12 months after surgery (mean, 5.3 mo). Decompression is performed according to clinical circumstances. Pedicle screws are placed, and a discectomy is carried out. The cartilaginous endplates are removed. The interspace is gradually distracted, resulting in lost disc height being regained, and interbody fusion cages are positioned. The pedicle screw-and-rod construct is then compressed, restoring lumbar lordosis. RESULTS: Low back pain completely resolved in 16 patients, moderate relief from pain was achieved in 5 patients, and the pain was unchanged in one patient. Nonneurological complications included intraoperative durotomy in one patient and postoperative wound infection in two. In one patient, postoperative mild L5 motor paresis resolved. One patient had a temporary brachial plexopathy due to intraoperative positioning, and one patient had peripheral polyneuropathy secondary to prolonged intraoperative blood pressure cuff inflation. CONCLUSION: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is a safe and effective method for achieving circumferential spinal fusion via a single-stage procedure. This procedure is particularly useful in restoring disc space height and lumbar lordosis.
This article was published in Neurosurgery and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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