Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a surgical procedure used to treat problems such as disc degeneration, spinal instability, and deformities of the spine.

Clinical benefits


Anterior approaches, such as in ALIF, allow access to the discs at the front of the spine and do not require muscle stripping as in posterior approaches. ALIF provides the surgeon with a clear approach to the lumbar spine.

Is ALIF right for me?

Your physician might determine an ALIF procedure is a good option for you. Some of the associated conditions and information are listed here.

Conversely, your physician may determine that an ALIF procedure is not a good option for you. It is important to discuss this with your physician in order to determine the best course of treatment for you. This procedure may be used to treat the following conditions:

Degenerative disc disease DDD Degenerative scoliosis Degenerative spondylolisthesis

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Technologies Commonly Used

NuVasive offers a full-line portfolio of products for minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions. Procedurally-based solutions may include:

Interfixated Device
For further information about NuVasive products including indications for use, contraindications, warnings, and precautions, visit the eIFU page.