Posterior Lumbar Fusion Surgery
Posterior lumbar fusion surgery is a surgical procedure in which the back part of the lumbar spine is fused from the back. The surgeon makes an incision in the lower back, through the muscles. It is common to perform decompression surgery combined with the PLF. A bone graft is placed along the edges of the back part of the spine. Often, pedicle screws are placed into the vertebral bodies and connected with rods. This helps to stabilize the spine.
Conditions Treated with Lumbar Fusion Surgery
Lumbar fusion surgery is performed for a variety of conditions including spondylolisthesis,spinal deformity and stenosis as well as in patients with previous surgery.