Proximal junctional vertebral fracture in adults after spinal deformity surgery using pedicle screw constructs: analysis of morphological features.

@article{Watanabe2010ProximalJV,
  title={Proximal junctional vertebral fracture in adults after spinal deformity surgery using pedicle screw constructs: analysis of morphological features.},
  author={Kei ichiro Watanabe and Lawrence G Lenke and Keith H. Bridwell and Yongjung Jay Kim and Linda A Koester and Marsha Hensley},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={138-45}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the morphologic features of proximal vertebral fractures in adults following spinal deformity surgery using segmental pedicle screw instrumentation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Fractures above pedicle screw constructs are a clinical problem that warrants further investigation for prevention and treatment. METHODS Ten adult patients (6 lumbar scoliosis, 4 degenerative sagittal imbalance) who underwent segmental spinal… CONTINUE READING

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