What is Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) /Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) L4-5?

Category: Surgeries

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Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are joined or fused together.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) /Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) L4-5

Side effect Patients
Mobility limited by distance 1
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1
Numbness in legs 1
Stiffness/spasticity 1
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) /Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) L4-5

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) /Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) L4-5

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped having Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) /Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) L4-5

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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