Volume 2 | Issue 2 | October 2021-March 2022 | page: 60-64 | Sanjeev Asati, Saijyot Raut, Vishal Kundnani, Amit Chugh, Ameya Rangekar, Praveen VNR Goparaju
Authors: Sanjeev Asati , Saijyot Raut , Vishal Kundnani , Amit Chugh , Ameya Rangekar , Praveen VNR Goparaju 
 Department of Spine Surgery, Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
 Mumbai Spine Scoliosis and Disc Replacement Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Saijyot Raut,
Clinical spine fellow, Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre & Mumbai Spine Scoliosis and Disc Replacement Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Surgical interbody fusion is the main stay of treatment in many lumbar pathologies. Of these, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion has progressively gained popularity among fusions due to its safety and satisfactory results. With the ever-ending evolution of technological advancements enabled spine surgeons to embrace minimally invasive surgeries mainly due to focal nature of the pathology. Tubular retractors have been tried and tested with very good results when used with microscopic magnification. They helps in surgical decompression and fusion through transforaminal approach with minimal footprint and have proven their versatility by delivering excellent outcomes. Near total bloodless surgery, better cosmesis, decreased hospital stay, lower pain score, early return to work, are some other proven advantages with minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion MIS-TLIF. However, high procedural costs and longer trajectory of learning is restraining many surgeons from adapting this technique over time tested open procedures. In this report the authors discuss about the nuances of the surgical procedure, tips and tricks to provide a comprehensive insight and better understanding.
Keywords: MIS-TLIF, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
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|How to Cite this Article: Asati S, Raut S, Kundnani V, Chugh A, Rangekar A, Goparaju P VNR | Minimally Invasive Trans-foraminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF): Technique, Tips and Tricks. | Back Bone: The Spine Journal | October 2021-March 2022; 2(2): 60-64.