What is MAS PLIF?
MAS® PLIF stands for Maximum Access Surgery Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. The procedure utilizes advanced less invasive surgical techniques that constitute a less disruptive approach to decompressing nerve roots and fusing one or more vertebrae together.
What is PLIF surgery?
PLIF surgery, or posterior lumbar interbody fusion, is an approach to spinal fusion surgery in which the neurosurgeon accesses and repairs the lower (lumbar) spine from the back (posterior) of the patient’s body.
What is Alif and PLIF surgery?
360 Fusion (ALIF & PLF) is a minimally invasive procedure that restores spinal stability and provides pain relief by fusing both the front and back of the spine.
What is Xlif spine surgery?
Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) is a minimally invasive procedure performed through the side of the body to treat spinal disorders and reduce long-term back or leg pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as steroid injections, physical therapy and pain medication.
Is arthrodesis the same as a fusion?
Arthrodesis is also known as syndesis or artificial ankylosis. It is also commonly referred to as joint fusion. It is a method of surgical joint ossification used to fuse the bones in a joint when other treatments do not yield positive results.
What is a transforaminal interbody fusion?
A Transforaminal Interbody Lumbar Fusion is a particular type of fusion, or surgical procedure that permanently fuses, or unites, bones of the spine. The fusion is achieved using bone graft: bone material either acquired from a bone bank or transplanted from elsewhere in the patient’s own body.
What does spinal fusion cost?
For patients not covered by health insurance, a spinal fusion, typically used to treat conditions such as a slipped vertebrae or other spinal instability, typically costs between $80,000 to $150,000 and sometimes even higher!
What is the difference between a Tlif and PLIF?
The PLIF technique includes performing a wide laminectomy and bilateral partial facetectomy to allow visualization and removal of the intervertebral disc. The TLIF technique includes performing a complete unilateral (one side only) facetectomy to allow visualization and removal of the intervertebral disc.
What does fusion in the knee mean?
Knee arthrodesis, also known as knee fusion, is an orthopedic procedure where the leg and thigh bone are fused to eliminate any rotation in the knee joint.
What do you need to know about Mas PLIF surgery?
The MAS PLIF procedure is designed to eliminate the need to retract muscles lateral to the facet, while allowing a thorough bilateral decompression, facilitating bilateral interbody grafting and pedicle screw fixation. Learn more about what you can expect before, during, and after a MAS PLIF surgery by downloading the patient education brochure.
How is MAS PLIF used in pedicle fixation?
It is a less disruptive approach to decompress nerve roots and fuse one or more vertebrae together to reduce their motion. The MAS PLIF procedure is designed to eliminate the need to retract muscles lateral to the facet, while allowing a thorough bilateral decompression, facilitating bilateral interbody grafting and pedicle screw fixation.
What does PLIF stand for in medical category?
Maximum access surgery (MAS) posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is a surgical procedure that was developed to provide spinal stability and help reduce pain in the lower back and lower extremities by using a less disruptive surgical procedure.
What kind of incision is needed for PLIF?
It may also be done for a lumbar spondylolisthesis, in which one vertebra slips forward over the vertebra below it. A PLIF starts with a three to six-inch long incision in the midline of the back. Next, the lower back muscles, called erector spinae, are stripped off the lamina on both sides and at multiple levels.