I'm scheduled for TLIF on jan 31. I can't seem to figure out what "transverse" means. There's tons of info about a "Transfoarminal" LIF.
Can anyone tell me what the difference is?
Also if you could point me to a thread of what to expect day of, first week post op etc.
I'm basically getting decompression with fusion. I have a grade 2 stenos of L5, pars defect at L5, little to any disc left, and obviously a nerve that's pinched and creating butt and leg pain after standing or walking for five or more minutes.
PS I'm a newbie on here and yes I read the "before your first post" thread but couldn't find what I was looking for.
Thanks for any info.
Getting L5 S1 foraminotomy, and fusion with 4 bolts and 2 rods on 01/31/2013. Pars defect at L5, little to no disc between L5 S1, grade 2 stenosis at L5, pinched nerves.