MRI of unfused lumbar segments after spondylodesis.


PURPOSE Our goal was to find a causal relation between disk degeneration in nonfused lumbar segments, back pain, and the angle of scoliotic curves 21-30 years after dorsal spondylodesis. METHOD Thirty-two patients with scoliosis had been treated by dorsal spondylodesis 21-30 years prior to this study (mean 25.2 +/- 2.4 years). With use of MRI, signs of… (More)


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