On May 26th 2016, 66-year old female was the first to receive a Tritanium TLIF cage in the Dallas-Fort Worth region at Baylor & Scott White Hospital of McKinney, Texas, by Dr. M. Viktor Silver – Double Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon
TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) cage is a miniature device made out of Tritanium or porous Titanium by Stryker company that allows for bone ingrowth or bone growth through the cage which is far superior than other materials allowing for it to be best incorporated by the vertebral bodies or bones of the spine column. It’s used to relieve and in some cases, it can even eliminate low back pain.
Another significance of this procedure was that it used a minimally invasive technique for lumbar fusion, affording minimal scaring via a smaller incision with faster recovery times.
This patient was discharged home from the hospital within 24-hours.