Inspired Spine reports 500 performed OLLIF Procedures — 6 things to note


Minneapolis-based Inspired Spine reported surgeons have performed more than 500 Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusions.

Here are six things to note:


1. The minimally invasive procedure uses an incision of 15 mm and incurs 80 percent less blood loss compared to a traditional fusion.


2. OLLIF also doesn't detach any muscle to enter the disc space.


3. Following the learning curve, a surgeon will likely perform OLLIF in less than one-third of the time a traditional fusion takes.


4. Surgeons have not reported any infections for the first 500 procedures performed.


5. A recent study published in Cureus found OLLIF saved hospitals an average of $9,500 per case compared to transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.

6. Inspired Spine developed two other lumbar fusion techniques derived from OLLIF — the MIS-DLIF and MIS-DTIF. MIS-DLIF is intended for L5-S1, addressing the barriers of the ala of the sacrum and the iliac crest. MIS-DTIF is designed for the thoracic levels.


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