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What complications might occur after an XLIF/DLIF?

Your doctor will tell you what symptoms you should look out for as they might indicate that you are at risk of developing complications.

After undergoing XLIF/DLIF lateral fusion, pay attention to the following symptoms that require a doctor’s attention:

  • fever
  • signs of infection near the surgical wound
  • incision that separates
  • swelling
  • increasing pain
  • drainage

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/