I've had two prior PLIF and the original plan was a 360 degree fusion but since there's extensive back scar tissue they've determined an XLIF is a better option (with the possibility of having to do some posterior work if needed). He'll take out my L4-S1 hardware and fuse me L3-L4 or to L5 depending on how that segment looks.
So while I feared the anterior/posterior 360 combo I now see the lateral version can cause quite a bit of pain. Anyone who has had this done recently please let me know your story. I am thinking maybe less time in the hospital than a 2
360 (but I want enough time to get pain under control before they send me on my way).
2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos