TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

TLIF is generally used to treat back or leg pain caused by degenerative disc disease. The surgeon will stabilize the spine by fusing vertebrae together with bone graft material.

What is a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion?

This detailed video explains the entire process of TLIF, including incision made, disc accessed, disc partially removed, implant inserted, additional support, and ending the procedure. The morselized bone graft will grow through and around the implants, forming a bone bridge that connects the vertebral bodies above and below. This solid bone bridge is called a fusion.