Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine
The lumbar spine is made up of 5 bones, arranged one above the other and separated by spongy intervertebral disks that cushion the spine during movement.
Degeneration of the Lumbar Spine
As vertebral bones age, the disks go through wear and tear, leading to damage and degeneration of the disks. This further causes the bones to rub painfully against each other. The symptoms include lower back pain and pain, numbness, and weakness in the leg.
What is Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LIF)?
Lumbar interbody fusion involves the removal of the damaged intervertebral disk and fusion of the two adjacent spinal vertebrae into one bone. When the bones do not move, they do not cause any pain.
What is Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)?
Diagnostic Tests for Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
Surgical Procedure of Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
Risk and Complications of Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
Postoperative Care for Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
Benefits of OLIF Procedure
Some of the benefits of the OLIF procedure over other approaches are:
- Aids in early mobility
- Associated with minimal risks and complications
- Does not require cutting of major muscles
- Shorter operative time
- Less blood loss
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Posterior Lumbar Fusion
- Lumbar Endoscopic Diskectomy
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Diskectomy
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Minimally Invasive TLIF
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
- Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
- Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Surgery for Scoliosis
- Cervical Laminoplasty
- Image-Guided Spine Surgery
- Anterior Cervical Diskectomy with Fusion
- Artificial Cervical Disk Replacement
- Cervical Foraminotomy
- Extreme Lumbar Interbody Fusion