XLIF® Animation

The XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure is a minimally disruptive approach to traditional lumbar interbody fusion.

Back to Basics: What is “stenosis”?

Stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal or the opening between vertebrae through which nerve roots exit. The narrowing in spinal stenosis may be the result of aging, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, scar formation, or a tumor.

Back to basics: Spine anatomy

What are the three main regions of the spine? How many vertebrae make up each region? What’s a disc? Where are your spinal cord and nerve roots located? Brush up on your spine anatomy basics.