TLIF procedure for a spinal fracture

Fractured vertebrae can be a source of debilitating neck and back pain and there are many different forms this can take. For example, a fracture in part of a spinal joint called the pars interarticularis, that if broken can lead to vertebral slippage, or spondylolisthesis.

If you are experiencing the effects of a vertebral fracture and conservative treatments are not offering relief, there are cases where you may be recommended to undergo a fusion procedure to relieve symptoms and provide spinal stability. As an alternative to traditional open back surgery, the board-certified surgeons+ at Laser Spine Institute can perform a minimally invasive stabilization surgery, including our transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure. Our minimally invasive TLIF can treat a wide range of spine conditions such as spinal instability related to spondylolisthesis.

Our caring and dedicated team wants to help you understand the causes of your back pain and the full range of treatment options available to you. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time.

Benefits of minimally invasive TLIF for spinal fractures

Some adults who participated in high-impact athletics as children or adolescents can be at a higher risk of developing a pars fracture that can cause vertebral slippage within the lumbar (lower) region of their spines. In some situations this slippage can cause nerve compression, which can lead to chronic back pain and other symptoms. While nonsurgical treatments like physical therapy, massage, hot/cold therapy and medication are helpful for many, spinal fusion surgery can become an option if these options do not bring relief. The goal of spinal fusion procedures is to provide stability to a segment of the spine and relieve nerve compression that is often the source of symptoms.

At Laser Spine Institute, our surgeons use muscle-sparing techniques to perform minimally invasive stabilization procedures that are an alternative to traditional open spinal fusions. Our stabilization surgery, including minimally invasive TLIF, offers the following advantages:

  • It requires a small incision
  • Spares surrounding muscles
  • No overnight hospital stay
  • The recovery period is much shorter^

Reach out to Laser Spine Institute

If you have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis and are being recommended to undergo spinal fusion surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute today to learn more about our TLIF procedure and other minimally invasive procedures. As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, we have helped more than 75,000 patients since 2005.

When you speak with us you can request a free review of your MRI or CT scan* to determine if you are a potential candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute.