3 things to know about lateral lumbar interbody fusion in ASCs

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | December 14, 2017 | Print  |

Lateral lumbar interbody fusions are become more popular as patients seek out minimally invasive surgery options with quicker recovery.

Here are three things to know about lateral lumbar fusions, according to Persistence Market Research.

1. Developments in magnification and illumination in surgical instruments have increased the ability for minimally invasive lateral lumbar spine fusions.

2. While the procedure is minimally invasive, physicians at ambulatory surgery centers face high device costs of lateral lumbar interbody fusions.

3. Physicians continue to perform lateral lumbar interbody fusions because it results in less blood loss and tissue damage is decreased.

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