Postero-Lateral spinal fusion (PLF)
Posterolateral lumbar fusion is spine surgery that involves placing bone graft between elements in the back, or posterior, of the spine, leaving the disc space intact. The procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
Our team of neurosurgeons employ the latest minimally access route to perform this procedure. Typically in this kind of fusion, metal screws and rods are placed so as to impart immediate stability while the bone mends and to increase the fusion rate. PLF is commonly performed for a variety of spinal conditions, such as spondylolisthesis, spinal fractures, tumors, infections, and scoliosis, among others.
The success rate is 85-96% good to excellent results from PLF surgery. Most patients are noted to have a significant improvement of their back pain and return to most of their normal activities.
Number of cases
More than 10 lakh patients have come to us for a successful lumbar fusion procedure.