If you require spinal surgery, your physician may determine that the XLIF Corpectomy procedure is a good option for you.
Some examples of pathologies that may be ideal for the XLIF Corpectomy procedure include:
- Vertebral body fracture(s)
- Vertebral body tumor
Conversely, your physician may determine that an XLIF Corpectomy procedure is not a good option for you. It is important to discuss this with your physician.
Are there risks involved?
Keep in mind that all surgery presents risks and complications that are important to discuss with your physician prior to your surgery. Listening to your physician’s guidance, both before and after surgery, will help to ensure the best possible outcome from your procedure.
Some of the most common complications following XLIF Corpectomy surgery include: problems with anesthesia, infection, nerve damage, problems with the graft or hardware, and ongoing pain. This is not intended to be a complete list of the possible complications.