Posterior global malalignment after osteotomy for sagittal plane deformity: it happens and here is why.

STUDY DESIGN Multicenter, retrospective analysis of 183 consecutive patients undergoing lumbar osteotomy. OBJECTIVE To evaluate cause and impact of posterior postoperative alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sagittal malalignment in the setting of adult spinal deformity (ASD) has shown significant correlation with pain and disability. Surgical… CONTINUE READING