This procedure usually performs to add stability for any lumbar interbody fusion (Anterior lumbar fusion, Lateral lumbar fusion, Transforaminal lumbar fusion, Oblique lumbar fusion, Endoscopic lumbar fusion). Dr.T uses the minimally invasive technique and the surgery will be done through 1 inch incision on each side of the midline of your lower back. This approach allows DR. T to place screw using the natural musle plane rather than detaching the muscle and/or remove the muscel from the underlying bone.
These are the steps:
While this is an outpatient surgery, we do recommend resting for a prescribed period post-operative and then gradually increasing activity levels with instruction and supervision by your providers. You will also be advised to wear a back brace for added support during the healing process.