25 Jun Husband and Wife Compare Outcomes – One Has OLLIF, the Other an Open Spine Procedure
In this video, Inspired Spine’s Dr. Hamid Abbasi interviews a husband and wife couple. Both have had multi-level spinal fusion procedures. The wife’s was performed with the OLLIF technique with minimal blood loss, short hospital stay and she was walking the next day! After 2 days she went home and her pain is now minimal a month post-op.
The husband, on the other hand, was in the hospital for 5 days after his open spinal fusion. His recovery took MUCH longer and he’s actually jealous of how quickly his wife recovered! Also he needed a blood transfusion during his hospital stay due to the significant blood loss.