Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery is a type of spinal fusion performed to stabilize a segment in the lower back to treat lower back pain, commonly caused by lumbar degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis. This common surgical approach is through an incision in the abdomen, instead of the lower back, to access the front – or the “anterior”– of the spine, where the disc is located. Fusion locks together two or more bones to stop painful motion, correct their alignment, and heal into a single, solid bone.

Orthofix’s innovative instrumentation, therapies, and biologic materials are developed to add stability to the spine and accelerate fusion.