AxiaLIF stands for Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion – a new, alternative approach to traditional fusion procedures. The surgeon accesses your low back through a 1-inch incision next to your tailbone.
The center of the diseased disc is removed, and bone growth material is inserted in its place. This material helps stimulate bone growth over time in order to fuse. The AxiaLIF implant is inserted to distract the two vertebrae, meaning that any height lost from Degenerative Disc Disease is restored to its original, healthy disc height.