Pedicle subtraction osteotomy for the treatment of fixed sagittal imbalance.

@article{Bridwell2003PedicleSO,
  title={Pedicle subtraction osteotomy for the treatment of fixed sagittal imbalance.},
  author={Keith H. Bridwell and Stephen J. Lewis and Lawrence G Lenke and Christy Baldus and Kathy M. Blanke},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85-A 3},
  pages={454-63}
}
BACKGROUND Fixed sagittal imbalance (a syndrome in which the patient is only able to stand with the weight-bearing line in front of the sacrum) has many etiologies. The most commonly reported technique for correction is the Smith-Petersen osteotomy. Few reports on pedicle subtraction procedures (resection of the posterior elements, pedicles, and vertebral body through a posterior approach) are available in the peer-reviewed literature. We are aware of no report involving a substantial number of… CONTINUE READING

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