Outcomes following transpsoas lateral lumbar interbody fusion

Khaled M. Taghlabi, Jennifer W. Liu, Amir H. Faraji, Comron Saifi

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The transpsoas lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is utilized to treat multiple spinal conditions ranging from degenerative disorders to spinal deformities. The transpsoas LLIF was developed to limit the vascular complications of the anterior lumbar approach and minimize extensive soft tissue dissection and neural manipulation of the posterior approach. Compared to other fusion techniques, the transpsoas LLIF has demonstrated more favorable clinical outcomes (lower VAS and ODI scores), a greater improvement in radiological outcomes, lower risk of bleeding, shorter operative times, and higher fusion rates. It is a cost-effective technique that is associated with a shorter length of stay, lower reoperation/readmission rates, and minimal risk of complications. This review provides an overview of transpsoas LLIF and highlights the surgical outcomes, including operative and postoperative complications associated with this surgical technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100946
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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