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The main objective of all the sagittal compensating mechanisms is to allow a subject to stand and keep an erect position. The cascade of compensating mechanisms appears progressively with the increasing amount of imbalance of the spine until compensation is no longer possible. The loss of lumbar lordosis can be considered as the initiating event of sagittal(More)
The adoption by humans of an upright position resulted in broadening and verticalisation of the pelvis together with the appearance of characteristic spinal curves, has profoundly modified the structure of the muscles supporting the spine. In order to characterise the sagittal balance of the pelvis, it is necessary to define parameters based on notable(More)
Treatment of spine imbalance by posterior osteotomy is a valuable technique. Several surgical techniques have been developed and proposed to redress the vertebral column in harmonious kyphosis in order to recreate correct sagittal alignment. Although surgical techniques proved to be adequate, preoperative planning still is mediocre. Multiple suggestions(More)
This in vivo biomechanical study was undertaken to analyze the consequences for sagittal balance and lumbar spine movement in three different lumbar disc prostheses. A total of 105 patients underwent total disc replacement in three different centers. The Maverick® prosthesis was used in 46 patients, the SB Charité® device was used in 49 patients and the(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the sagittal alignment of the spine and pelvis before and after surgical treatment of isthmic spondylolisthesis with flat sacrum. At the same time, the functional outcome was analyzed and correlation examined. This study comprises analysis of 30 subjects (mean age 43 years) with isthmic spondylolisthesis and(More)
The objective of this research was to carry out an in vitro and in vivo study of the biological performance of PLLA/beta-TCP composite materials, to estimate the scope of their potential applications in bone surgery. Samples with increasing beta-TCP (0-60% w/w) contents were processed by injection molding. The in vitro study consisted of an evaluation of(More)
The measure of radiographic pelvic and spinal parameters for sagittal balance analysis has gained importance in reconstructive surgery of the spine and particularly in degenerative spinal diseases (DSD). Fusion in the lumbar spine may result in loss of lumbar lordosis (LL), with possible compensatory mechanisms: decreased sacral slope (SS), increased pelvic(More)
There is a relatively high prevalence of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in the elderly population, especially in women aged 50 or older. The result of these VCFs is increased morbidity and mortality in the short and long term. Medical treatment of these fractures includes bed rest, orthotics, analgesic medication and time. Percutaneous(More)
It has become well recognised that sagittal balance of the spine is the result of an interaction between the spine and the pelvis. Knee flexion is considered to be the last compensatory mechanism in case of sagittal imbalance, but only few studies have insisted on the relationship between spino-pelvic parameters and lower extremity parameters. Correlation(More)
Prospective study. To study the validity of Hybrid construction (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) ALIF at one level and total disc arthroplasty (TDA) at adjacent, for two levels disc disease in lumbar spine as surgical strategy. With growing evidence that fusion constructs in the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD) may alter sagittal balance and(More)