Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF®) exposure showing safe and reproducible path to spine with MaXcess® retractor and CoRoent® Interbody Spacer.
XLIF® is typically used
to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative
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An XLIF® procedure
typically involves one small incision on the
patient’s side. The surgeon inserts a probe and guides surgical instruments in the incision. The probe is used to
help avoid interrupting the nerves. X-ray images
guide the probe to the proper place in the spine.
Using dilation tubes and a retraction device the
surgeon gains access to the spine and removes the
damaged disc. Once the disc is removed an implant
filled with bone graft is placed in the empty disc
space. This realigns the spine and relieves pressure
from pinched nerve roots.
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