Maximum access surgery (MAS®) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a surgical procedure that was developed to provide spinal stability and help reduce pain in the lower back and lower extremities by using a less disruptive surgical procedure.

Clinical benefits

Minimally disruptive surgery. Reproducible technique.

MAS® TLIF is an efficient and reproducible technique that offers the same advantages as traditional TLIF, but with the added benefit of less tissue disruption and therefore potentially less postoperative pain and quicker recovery. The pedicle-based retractor facilitates maximum visualization and access to anatomy via modular screw construct.

The MAS® TLIF integrated technologies provide a complete procedural solution encompassing access, interbody, fixation, biologics, and computer assisted surgery.

Minimal Blood Loss

Reduced Hospital Stay

Faster postoperative recovery time:

Is MAS® TLIF right for me?

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

Conversely, your physician may determine that a MAS® TLIF 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:
Access Instruments
Reline MAS
For further information about NuVasive products including indications for use, contraindications, warnings, and precautions, visit the eIFU page.