The Ante-Psoas Approach for Lumbar Interbody Fusion

  • Melvin C. Makhni
  • James D. Lin
  • Ronald A. LehmanJr.


Several different techniques have evolved to manage degenerative conditions in the lumbar spine. In situations where lumbar arthrodesis is indicated, interbody fusion can be implemented to indirectly decompress the neural elements, restore alignment, and improve fusion rates as well. The ante-psoas approach to the lumbar spine is a useful addition to the armamentarium of approaches for the spinal surgeon.


Posterior lumbar interbody fusion Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion Ante-psoas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin C. Makhni
    • 1
  • James D. Lin
    • 2
  • Ronald A. LehmanJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Spine SurgeryNew York-Presbyterian/The Allen HospitalNew YorkUSA

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