Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion PLIF Spine Surgery is a surgical approach for interbody fusion of the spinal discs. Posterior means that the surgery and incisions are made from the back side of the patient. The surgery uses two interbody disc spacers made of plastic or titanium that are screwed onto either sides of the spine. The spacers enable the growth of the bone in the gap between the two discs. Once the bone graft grows the gap is filled. A newer spinal fusion surgery is the TLIF which involves the use of only one disc spacer screwed in the middle of the spine instead of either side of the spine. The Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion is preferred when two or more disc are being fused together. It has become one of the most performed spinal fusion surgery amongst the spine patients. The PLIF surgery is a minimally invasive spine surgery which is painless, involves no cuts for the spine and the patient recovery time is very fast. Patients can be discharged the same day.
The usage of titanium implants for this spinal fusion surgery has made it more effective and result oriented in the long term. Both PLIF and TLIF procedures are commonly performed for a variety of painful spinal conditions, such as spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease, besides other spine problems. The PLIF Spine Surgery India is performed under local anaesthesia. An incision is made in the back through which a 6 inch longitudinal instrument is put. First spinal decompression (laminectomy) is performed to relieve the pressure on the spinal nerves. Post laminectomy the disc are removed. Now the spinal disc spacers are put on the either side of the spine. These spacers keep the other spinal discs in position. Over a period of time the bone graft grows in the space between the discs.
The PLIF surgery has a very high success rate. The approximate cost of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion PLIF Spine Surgery in India is $7500 USD. India has some of the best spine hospitals for spinal fusion surgery. Delhi is home to country’s best spine fusion surgery doctors and hospitals. Medicure brings to you best high quality affordable spinal fusion surgery packages. Get relief from back pain through quick and easy spine surgery in India.