Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2019 Jun 22:305-310. Epub 2019 Jun 22.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 5400, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA.
Purpose: To review the relevant recent literature regarding minimally invasive, lateral, and oblique approaches to the anterior lumbar spine, with a particular focus on the operative and postoperative complications.
Methods: A literature search was performed on Pubmed and Web of Science using combinations of the following keywords and their acronyms: lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF), oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF), anterior-to-psoas approach (ATP), direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF), extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). All results from January 2016 through January 2019 were evaluated and all studies evaluating complications and/or outcomes were included in the review. Read More