Proximal junctional kyphosis and failure after spinal deformity surgery: a systematic review of the literature as a background to classification development.

@article{Lau2014ProximalJK,
  title={Proximal junctional kyphosis and failure after spinal deformity surgery: a systematic review of the literature as a background to classification development.},
  author={Darryl Lau and Aaron J. Clark and Justin K. Scheer and Michael David Daubs and Jeffrey D. Coe and Kenneth J Paonessa and Michael O LaGrone and Michael D Kasten and Rodrigo Augusto Amaral and Per David Trobisch and Jung-Hee Lee and Daniel Fabris-Monterumici and Neel Anand and Andrew K Cree and Robert A. Hart and Lloyd A Hey and Christopher P. Ames},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 25},
  pages={2093-102}
}
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of literature. OBJECTIVE To perform a comprehensive English language systematic literature review of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) and proximal junctional failure (PJF), concentrating on incidence, risk factors, health related quality of life impact, prevention strategy, and classification systems. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA PJK and PJF are well described clinical pathologies and are a frequent cause of revision surgery. The development of a PJK… CONTINUE READING
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