Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, or ALIF, is a surgical approach to spinal fusion in which the surgeon accesses the intervertebral disc space and fuses the lumbar spine (low back) from the front (anterior) rather than from the back (posterior).

What medical conditions may benefit from an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)?

Medical conditions that may benefit from an anterior lumbar interbody fusion include: