AxiaLIF Surgery Animated Video
The AxiaLIF System is a "two stitch" minimally invasive procedure that can bring relief to patients experiencing degenerative disc disease in the L5/S1 disc space.
In this procedure, surgeons approach the spine through a one-inch incision alongside the tailbone. The procedure is done under fluoroscopy (continuous x-ray). "This approach to the spine allows for the least invasive access to the L5 and S1 level of the spine without the major dissections of the surrounding spinal soft tissue associated with conventional fusion," said Steven J. Barrer, M.D., chief of Neurosurgery at Abington Memorial Hospital. "It's ideal for younger patients and those who don't want a scar on their back like those associated with traditional spine fusion."