PercLIF™ stands for Percutaneous Lumbar Interlaminar Fusion – a novel, minimally invasive surgical technique designed to reduce the approach-related morbidity associated with traditional spinal fusion procedures. A 1-inch incision is made laterally, and a series of blunt dilators are used to create a portal to the spine.  This eliminates the need for dissection and retraction of the paraspinal muscles often required to insert traditional pedicle screws or other spinous process plates.

This Spinal Simplicity technique was developed as an easily reproducible and minimally disruptive means of inserting the Minuteman® G3.