Pre-psoas Approaches for Thoracolumbar Interbody Fusion

  • James D. Lin
  • Jamal N. Shillingford
  • Joseph M. Lombardi
  • Richard W. Schutzer
  • Ronald A. LehmanJr.Email author


Interbody arthrodesis techniques are a useful method to achieve fusion, indirectly decompress neurologic structures, and correct deformity in the lumbar spine. The increasing popularity of minimally invasive surgery has led to an increased interest in anterior interbody fusion techniques. The antepsoas approach to lumbar interbody fusion is a useful technique that combines the benefits of ALIF and LLIF. This approach allows anterior access to the entire lumbar spine in a single lateral position, facilitates placement of a large interbody cage, and traverses a corridor that avoids the great vessels and lumbar plexus.


Oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) Oblique Antepsoas (ATP) Interbody Fusion Lumbar spine Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) Minimally invasive 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Lin
    • 1
  • Jamal N. Shillingford
    • 1
  • Joseph M. Lombardi
    • 1
  • Richard W. Schutzer
    • 2
  • Ronald A. LehmanJr.
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Spine SurgeryThe Daniel and Jane Och Spine Hospital at New York-Presbyterian/AllenNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Vascular SurgeryNew York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Columbia University Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Spine Surgery, The Spine Hospital at New York Presbyterian/AllenNew YorkUSA

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