Wednesday, May 2
7:00 am - 9:00 am
304 Advanced Lateral Transpsoas MIS Techniques: Expanding LLIF Indications
Moderator(s): Adam S. Kanter, MD, FAANS
Panelist(s): Dean Chou, MD, FAANS; John E. O'Toole, MD, FAANS
This Breakfast Seminar elaborates on the advanced indications and applications of the lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) procedure and includes pearls and complication-avoidance techniques through case-based presentations.
- Describe the advanced indications for LLIF, including preoperative considerations that enable safe lateral access in the thoracic and lumbar spine.
- Discuss surgical technique when LLIF is employed in advanced corpectomy and deformity procedures.
- Explain how complications arise during advanced LLIF procedures, how to avoid them and how to manage them when they do occur.