Predicting ideal spinopelvic balance in adult spinal deformity.

  title={Predicting ideal spinopelvic balance in adult spinal deformity.},
  author={Chris J. Neal and Jamal Mcclendon and Ryan J Halpin and Frank L Acosta and Tyler R. Koski and Stephen L Ondra},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  volume={15 1},
OBJECTIVE Spinopelvic balance is based on the theory that adjacent segments of the spine are related and influenced by one another. By understanding the correlation between the thoracolumbar spine and the pelvis, a concept of spinopelvic balance can be applied to adult deformity. The purpose of this study was to develop a mathematical relationship between the pelvis and spine and apply it to a population of adults who had undergone spinal deformity surgery to determine whether patients in… CONTINUE READING