Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Surgery

Doctor Cloward first performed an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery in the 1950s for treatment of lower back pain for degenerative spine conditions. The Cloward procedure did not gain immediate favor because of fairly high nonunion rates (30-40%). In the 1990s, however, there was a resurgence of popularity for anterior (from the front) lumbar […]

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