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XLIF vs DLIF

Discussion in 'NuVasive' started by Anonymous, Aug 22, 2011 at 9:56 AM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hey folks, why is xlif better than dlif?
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hey folks, it isn't!
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    DLIF they bolt your vertebrae together after putting a spacer between the vertebrae.

    XLIF they dig out your spine disc and hammer a plastic spacer in, and close ya up. Nothing to hold you together. NO FIXATION!

    There were pictures of the Coroent XL plastic spacer falling out of the disc space via Google images....but they've since been scrubbed from the search engine...ha ha ha ha!

    $$$$$XLIF$$$$$===Fast money.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    So, what does the "D" stand for please?
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    the D stands for DIRECT lateral interbody fusion (dlif)