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 medical attention:
Like any other surgery, the eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) procedure may involve certain complications, such as:
XLIF/DLIF lateral fusion benefits outweigh the potential risks
XLIF is a minimally invasive procedure performed through small incisions instead of the traditional larger incision.
This spinal procedure is designed to accomplish spinal fusion, generating a series of advantages, as follows:
Due to its reduced trauma to the spine and nearby tissues, patients often return to their regular activities within six weeks.
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