Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Dr. Yoon

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in the prone position is a minimally invasive technique for treating degenerative lumbar diseases by achieving arthrodesis and lumbar lordosis through the anterior column. We build on this single-position surgery and present a simultaneous anterior and posterior approach for prone LLIF, which allows the patient to remain in the prone position while 2 operative windows into the spine are created. This enables one surgeon to place pedicle screws in the posterior spinal column while the other surgeon simultaneously performs LLIF in the anterior spinal column through a transpsoas approach.

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January 25, 2023

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