I am 27 years old. Injured my back 2 years ago. I had a MicroEndoscopic discectomy 6 months ago which gave me some relief. But i still have leg/back discomfort.
Finally after lot of thought, decided to go for fusion.
It will be L5-S1 MIS TLIF in Oct or Nov. I will be having this in chicago, IL. My doc gives 50-50 chance of succuss.
Got 2 additonal opinons and both recomend open TLIF. My first surgeon does lots of MIS TLIF's.
I am interested in knowing, which appoach has better outcomes. Quick recovery/short incisions, in MIS sound great, but ultimately the final succuss rate is important.
Anyone with MIS TLIF or Open TLIF, please share experience.