Category: SpineTransforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technical AdvancesMummaneni, Praveen V. M.D.; Haid, Regis W. Jr. M.D.; Lanman, Todd H. M.D.; Rodts, Gerald E. M.D.Author Information Dr. Mummaneni is Assistant Professor, Dr. Haid is Professor, and Dr. Rodts is Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University-Crawford Long Hospital, 550 Peachtree Street, Suite 806, Atlanta, GA 30308; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; and Dr. Lanman is Attending Neurosurgeon, California Spine Group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mummaneni, Dr. Lanman, and Dr. Rodts have disclosed that they are consultants for Medtronic Sofamor Danek. Dr. Haid has disclosed that he is a consultant for and a stock shareholder in Medtronic Sofamor Danek. The authors have disclosed that the use of bone morphogenetic protein has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion as discussed in this article. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yaşargil, M.D. * Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: June 30th, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 13 - p 1-8 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Recall the options for circumferential lumbar fusion. 2. Describe the indications and contraindications for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). 3. Recall the options for lumbar interbody spacers for use with TLIF. 4. Describe minimally invasive strategies for TLIF. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.