The mid- and low-back, or thoracolumbar spine, consists of 17 vertebrae—twelve thoracic and five lumbar—as well as the sacrum. Common pathologies in the anterior (front) thoracolumbar spine include, but are not limited to, degenerative disc disease (DDD), degenerative spondylolisthesis, degenerative scoliosis, adjacent segment disease, and vertebral body tumor or trauma. NuVasive® offers a full surgical solution portfolio with multiple systems designed for the treatment of these and other pathologies that affect the anterior thoracolumbar spine.
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A minimally invasive surgical procedure performed through the side of the body utilizing proprietary neuromonitoring for treating a range of spinal pathologies.
A minimally invasive surgical procedure for treating tumor and trauma spinal pathologies.
Vertebral Body Replacement
An anterior (from the front) procedure that involves approaching the spine through an incision in the abdomen to treat patients suffering from lower back and/or leg pain due to degenerative spine conditions.
Note: References to specific products as components of an XLIF procedure or other surgical procedure/approach do not imply that such products have FDA regulatory clearance or approval for all of the pathologies or indications described. The surgical procedures described on this website may not require the use of some or all of the NuVasive products found on this website. Please refer to the professional product labeling of the NuVasive products for their specific FDA cleared or approved indications of use.