Evidence based literature and recent data are showing a better outcome in younger patients when undergoing a total disc replacement when compared to fusion.
Long-term results of a laterally placed TDR device demonstrate maintenance of pain relief and functional improvement. The benefits of this technique—minimal morbidity, avoiding mobilization of the great vessels, preserving the ALL, biomechanically stable orientation, and broader revision options—suggest a promising new direction for TDR procedures.
XL TDR® is a total disc replacement that is implanted from the patient's side, an approach which radically improves the patient experience. XL TDR is building on the success of XLIF, ® the lateral approach spine fusion procedure introduced by has been successful in treating thousands of patients suffering from a variety of spinal disorders.