First Meeting in Elche about eXtreme Lateral approach to lumbar spine (XLIF)
Our Spine expert Dr. Ferrandez performed 2 exhibition surgeries to demonstrate the high corrective capabilities of this recent minimally invasive approach known as XLIF. It allows that severe lumbar deformities in elder patients can be approached with very limited damage to healthy tissues. This new technique certainly widens the range of age of patients with spinal degenerative deformities who can be admitted for corrective surgery.
The following X-ray slides show how the patients’s lumbar spine gets straightened after four wedges have been implanted in between the affected vertebrae into the concavity of the curve.