Slideshow: ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)

    A part of the disc or the complete disc is removed

    A lumbar interbody fusion surgery involves the removal of the spinal disc and replacing it with a spacer, called an interbody cage, filled with bone graft material. The bone graft provides a favorable environment for new bone growth and fuses the section of the spine together.

    Spinal Interbody Cage

    A lumbar interbody fusion surgery involves the removal of the spinal disc and replaces it with a spacer, called an interbody cage, filled with bone graft material. The bone graft provides a favorable environment for new bone growth and fuses the section of the spine together.

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    Bone graft is filled around and inside the cage

    A lumbar interbody fusion surgery involves the removal of the spinal disc and replaces it with a spacer, called an interbody cage, filled with bone graft material. The bone graft provides a favorable environment for new bone growth and fuses the section of the spine together.

    New bone grows around the space and fuses the two spinal segments

    A lumbar interbody fusion surgery involves the removal of the spinal disc and replaces it with a spacer, called an interbody cage, filled with bone graft material. The bone graft provides a favorable environment for new bone growth and fuses the section of the spine together.

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