Article Abstract

The transperitoneal approach for anterior lumbar interbody fusion at L5−S1: a technical note

Authors: Joseph L. Laratta, Eric G. Davis, Steven D. Glassman, John R. Dimar

Abstract

We read with great interest the recent article by Mobbs et al. (1) regarding the approach for anterior lumbar interbody fusion at the L5-S1 segment. The authors presented a clinical vignette describing a middle-aged woman with severe S1 radiculopathy secondary to a recurrent disc herniation at the L5-S1 level following two posterior microdiscectomy procedures. Subsequently, the authors describe the retroperitoneal technique for anterior lumbar interbody fusion at this level.