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... I posted this under a diffrent thread. I want PPL that have had or are having the XLIF and PLIF to read this and let me know how it went with there surgery. I am in Southern California. I am 57 In good health. ... (5 replies)
Nervous About XLIF
Jan 14, 2012
... tes his practice to issues of the neck and back only. You want to check out the doctor's education and training. Then you need to do a lot of reading about the XLIF procedure...and find out how experienced the surgeon is with this particular way to do a fusion. ... (12 replies)
... The XLIF is a new procedure that when it first became available, seemed to be a great idea...but for many patients, it hasn't worked out as described. ... (5 replies)

... Common complications from XLIF are pushing the spacer in too far, causing nerve damage to the leg on the opposite side they went in from. They'll be using bone growth stuff inside the implant. ... (3 replies)
Nervous About XLIF
Jan 16, 2012
... The XLIF is a relatively new procedure and many surgeons do not have all that much experience with it. ... (12 replies)
... find a good lawyer. If you look on some of the other boards you will see that this xlif was not FDA approved and like the orthopedic surgeon told me last week it "sealed my fate". ... (5 replies)
Dr talking XLIF
Sep 1, 2011
... I wish you well and would be happy to answer any questions you may have on the XLIF but for me it wasn't that bad. ... (10 replies)
... One surgeon who I consulted with but didn't use told me he felt the thigh issues with the XLIF were "grossly underreported. ... (11 replies)
... for a second opinion regarding my severe DDD back issues and have done extensive research this weekend. For me, he recommended an XLIF as well as Axialif for my back fusions L2 thru S1. ... (22 replies)
XLIF in May
Feb 14, 2011
... I had XLIF 10 days ago and honestly, I sometimes forget I even had it. ... (29 replies)
XLIF in May
Dec 25, 2010
... ms. It was used heavily by WC for people with disc problems and then was found to be not successful long term. So it's not something we hear much about any more. XLIF may eventually go this way. ... (29 replies)
XLIF in May
Apr 22, 2010
... I had the XLIF fusion in November of 2008. I would not recommend getting it. It made me worse and now I can't sit or stand for long. ... (29 replies)
XLIF Surgery
Jul 14, 2008
... You still have all the internal healing to do, so be prepared! I had a revision from posterior, and it was much easier. But, again, this is thoracic. For the XLIF thoracic, they had to deflate a lung and I had difficulty with breathing for several weeks and you won't have that problem at your level. ... (29 replies)
... I cant understand why I am having so many problems ALL on the opposite side of my body to where he entered for the XLIF procedure. ... (1 replies)
Xlif surgery
Apr 6, 2014
... I had xlif surgery 6 days ago and was doing fine. Just normal post op pain and stiffness. ... (11 replies)
... aid" on it. Apparently the degree of slippage makes surgery an option and XLIF doesn't sound so scary. I scheduled it 3 months out due to various reasons, and I'm now 2 weeks away. ... (1 replies)
... Hi My up date: on July 12 2013 it will be one year for me. I went back to work Feb 9 2013. I am a Flight Attendant. My first month back I kept moving like my old self and now I'm fussed on one side. I would tweak it. So I learned to stop twisting so fast to the right. In Aug I will be 59. I'm in good health. My surgeon said NO working out for one year and I have done that. All... (5 replies)
... Hi Sammie, I'm interested in your experience/outcome with the XLIF? Could you give us an update. I had XLIF L4-L5 and it made me worse so trying to learn what I can now. Thanks! (5 replies)
... Hi Sparkie, did you have the XLIF surgery? ... (6 replies)
... 3/2007 C6-7 ALIF and 3 level PLIF 2/2012 and now am faced with bad L-1 & L-2. PLIF surgeon states that he would have to remove both rods from L-3 thru S-1 and attach new rods to the L-1 & L-2 new fusion. He said that should be last resort as it would be horrible. He referred me to Dr Uribe @ Tampa General for an XLIF of L-1 & L-2. I have been researching the web and I... (1 replies)

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