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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ALIF/OLIF

This approach from the front or abdomen avoids cutting muscle and thus makes for faster recovery. It is usually chosen for people with Back pain only to avoid the pain of surgery. In some cases the Mazor Robot is used from the back to place screws minimally invasive to accelerate fusion. The anterior approach allows the surgeon to place a larger device for fusion than the TLIF approach. In most cases this can be done as an outpatient.