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 you are discharged, 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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