Endoscopic Spinal Stabilization with EndoLIF®
EndoLIF® cages are designed for both minimally invasive endoscopic and open (PLIF/TLIF) fusion surgery of the lumbar spine to provide surgeons with an optimal treatment method for spinal stabilization.
The endoscopic access is based on the proven TESSYS® access system, however application is also possible without having used the TESSYS® method before. This access offers the possibility of tissue conservation and dilation of the soft tissue between the muscle fibers with the use of special dilators. The dilators are then replaced with the working tube which fixates itself onto the vertebral body and into the surrounding muscle tissue through its unique design. Preparation of vertebral disc space and implantation of an EndoLIF® Cage is achieved with endoscopic assistance through the working tube, without the need to remove dorsal bone structures. Therefore, a fusion can be achieved without permanent structural damage to the bone or the multifidus muscle, which is vital for spinal stability1.
1Choll W. Kim et al.: The Current State of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery In: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Volume 93-A, Number 6, 2011;93:582-596.