Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion benefits both men and women

Takeaway

  • Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF) is equally beneficial for men and women with degenerative spine disease, even though women had more preoperative pain and disability than men.

Why this matters

  • Conflicting findings regarding the influence of sex on postoperative outcomes of MIS TLIF have been reported in the medical literature.