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Hi all,

I'm in the UK and went through a tricky TLIF on Thursday last week. This corrected an unstable, 17 year old spondylolisthesis with foraminal stenosis with any luck!

I'm hoping to find some support here during my post op recovery.



  • RDavidGRRDavidG Jacksonville FlPosts: 0

    Welcome ceretrea! You've came to the best, supportive site on the web! Here you'll find extensive information as well as meet others who've had or will have the same, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home!

  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,068

    Hi ceretrea!!

    Welcome to Spine-Health

    So you are 7 days out, how are you feeling? I'm also curious, what was the tricky part? And what part of your spine, cervical, lumbar?
    While you are waiting on other members to reply, besides our wonderful David, go to the search box at the top right of the page, key in TLIF, scroll down, and you will find other discussions on this topic.

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  • Hi ceretrea

    I am also from the UK and had a TLIF L4-S1 7 weeks ago tomorrow :-)

    Tell us more - that's if you can type ok.

    That first week is hard work but it does get better.  I mourned the loss of my Wallis implant which wasn't doing its job at the end sadly and celebrated the loss of my catheter bag on the fourth day from memory !

    I came home on my 6th day if my memory serves me correctly.  Hope you have good pain relief?

    Take care




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    L5/S1 revised discectomy, L4/L5 discectomy & Wallis Inswing Stabilisation L4/L5 May 1st 2015
    L4-S1 TLIF with decompression June 2017
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