What is Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) L5-S1?

Category: Surgeries

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Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are joined or fused together. A revision or salvage surgery is usually required when the fusion goes wrong, or when the joints lack stability.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain 2 0
Numbness from waist down 1 0
Numbness in legs 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) L5-S1"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) L5-S1

Hospitalization 6

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) L5-S1 (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 3
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped having Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) L5-S1
Adherence
Always
1 100%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 100%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
0 0%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
Last updated:
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