Classification of sagittal imbalance based on spinal alignment and compensatory mechanisms

  title={Classification of sagittal imbalance based on spinal alignment and compensatory mechanisms},
  author={Claudio Lamartina and Pedro Berjano},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Sagittal balance is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in spinal care. Surgical treatment is challenging and jeopardized by frequent complications. Guidelines for surgical treatment are currently not based on a classification of the disease. A comprehensive classification of sagittal balance based on regional deformities and compensatory mechanisms combined in deformity patterns is proposed. Though the sagittal shape of the spine can change due to degeneration or trauma, correlations… CONTINUE READING
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