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Old 02-12-2013, 02:18 AM   #23
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Re: xlif for L4-L5 plif for L5-S1

[QUOTE=teteri66;5131310]nitzi ~ Welcome to the board.

We weren't questioning why the two procedures for the reason you suggested, but I was wondering why he didn't just do a PLIF for the two levels.

You have a big decision to make. Quite a difference between a multi-level and a one level fusion. Maybe a third opinion??[/QUOTE]

FINALLY got to meet with my doc for.clarification!!!!
It seems he's doing the xlif at L4-L5 and a modified plif L5-S1 because of scoliosis he fell the plif is need and has better access thru the xlif because of the same reason......apparently he will not be usising the large incision that typical goes hand in hand with the plif but rather two small "hole" and instering 4 screws

Thatnk you all for the help and support!
If only my bf could be as nice!