ILIF: Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in ILIF: Interlaminar Lumbar Instrumented Fusion

In this minimally-invasive procedure, the spinal nerve roots are decompressed and a metal device is implanted to stabilize the spine and help relieve back problems from conditions such as spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative arthritis.

What is an ILIF?

This detailed video explains the entire process of an interlaminar lumbar instrumented fusion, including accessing the spine, preparing the spine, inserting the implant, preparing for fusion, and ending the procedure. Afterward, the incision is closed with sutures and a bandage is applied. Patients are usually discharged either later the same day or after a brief hospitalization.