Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion (IBF) - Orthopedic Surgery, IL, Parkview Orthopaedic Group

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Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion (IBF)

Designed to be a less invasive way to fuse the spine, IBF is generally used for the treatment of back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. When the procedure is performed from the front (anterior) of the spine, a minimally-invasive endoscopic technique may be used. The surgery in the following animation is performed through an anterior approach.