Complete Guideline About Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Tlif Cage

A person’s mobility and flexibility are largely dependent on the spinal bone. However, due to aging factors and other issues, treatment is required for normal movement. At the time, major operations need to be carried out for treating the damages. Tlif Cage is one such technique followed by practitioners to stabilize the spinal vertebra. In other words, the operation is performed on the lower back for removing the intervertebral disc by joining two or more spinal bones. In this article, you can understand why Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is required and its benefits.

Why Tlif Cage Is Needed?

Tlif Cage is recommended to the patients in the case of the given below conditions

Disc Prolapse:

When the disc is displaced resulting in pressure on the nerve root twined with significant pain or instability of spine or due to previous surgeries need Tlif Cage surgery.

Lumbar Canal:

When the patient faces the issue of the lumbar canal along with discogenic back pain and instability of the spine requires Tlif surgery.

Discogenic Lower Back Pain:

If the patients feel pain from the lower disc of the spine Spondylolisthesis: If there is a slip of one vertebra or another.

Foraminal Stenosis:

In case of narrowing of the cervical disc due to enlargement of joints.

Diagnosis Made Before Surgery

The diagnosis will include both history of the issue and neurological testing. The following are done to investigate the condition of the spine.

CT Scan:

It is usually the early stage of treatment to know the anatomy of the bone and Anchor For Small Joints.

MRI Scan:

To understand the conditions of discs and nerves.

CT Myelogram:

It is carried out at times instead of an MRI scan.


The posture of standing and bending forward and backward will be x-rayed to assess the instability and spondylolisthesis.

Nerve Studies:

A nerve sheath injection is used to understand which nerve is causing the issue.

Provocative Lumbar Discogram:

If the doctor suspected the pain from the intervertebral disc

Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan:

In the suspension of cancer on the spine.

Bone Density Scans:

If there is a suspicion of osteoporosis.

What Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Involves?

Given below are carried out by Tlif Surgery Removing Of The Facet Joint
• Decompression Of The Affected Nerve In The Lower Back• To Stabilize The Disc Using Screws Into Joints And Bones
• Fusing The Spine Using Cage

Benefits Of Tlif Back Surgery

Enhancing the bone fusion because of placing the bone graft along the gutters of the spine
• The spacer is used to restore normal height and to open up of nerve foramina• Allows surgeon to insert bone graft and spacer into the disc laterally without any forceful retracting of nerves or scarring of nerve roots.
• Less post-operation pain and swift return to the normal activities
• Reduced recovery time
• Less loss of blood and minimize complications
• Small incisions and mild scar

Wrapping Up:

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