What is Posterior lumbar interbody fusion?

Category: Surgeries

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A posterior lumbar interbody fusion is a surgical procedure in which a type of spacer is implanted between the two adjoining vertebrae, it promotes bone healing and facilitates a spinal fusion. Other hardware such as screws, plates, and rods may be used to further stabilize the spine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cauda equina syndrome 1 0
Degenerative disc disease 1 0
Spinal cord injury 1 0
Spinal stenosis 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
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Moderate
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Mild
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Posterior lumbar interbody fusion

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in legs 1

Duration

Currently having Posterior lumbar interbody fusion

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Posterior lumbar interbody fusion

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Posterior lumbar interbody fusion.