Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion(TLIF)– Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is spinal fusion surgery. It is the most commonly used procedure to fuse the spine. It is a major spine surgery .it is recommended in listhesis, unstable spine, severe degenerative spinal stenosis, recurrent disc herniation, trauma, infection, etc. The main steps are to remove an intervertebral disc, pedicle screw fixation to stabilize the vertebrae, intervertebral bone grafting, and disc space insertion from the backside of the spine.
Spinal fusion surgery is a surgical technique to stabilize the adjoining spinal vertebra by fusion of adjacent vertebrae. And the aim to create solid bone between the adjoining vertebra, and abolish any movement between the bones. After surgeon and physiotherapist explain all about rehabilitation part of treatment such as the activity of daily living (sitting, assisted and unassisted walking, change in posture, personal hygiene, etc.).