Inspired Spine's study on minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion favorable for outpatient setting: 5 observations

Written by Megan Wood | March 15, 2017 | Print  |

Minneapolis-based Inspired Spine published results from its study on minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion in Cureus.

MIS-DLIF is designed to reduce back pain in patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis or disc herniation. The study involved nine patients, gathering data on patient-reported pain, surgery time, hospital stay duration and complications.


Here are five observations:


1. Patients experienced an average pain score of 9.3 on a 10-point sliding scale prior to surgery. During the first surgery follow up, patients noted an average pain score of 4.8.


2. The study found an average surgery time for one-segment procedures of 44 minutes, and 85 minutes for two-segment procedures.


3. The average hospital stay lasted 0.3 days for one-segment procedures and 1.7 days for two-segment surgeries.


4. Providers discharged four of the patients within two to four hours post-surgery.


5. Inspired Spine concludes this study supports MIS-DLIF as an outpatient procedure.


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