Radiographical spinopelvic parameters and disability in the setting of adult spinal deformity: a prospective multicenter analysis.

@article{Schwab2013RadiographicalSP,
  title={Radiographical spinopelvic parameters and disability in the setting of adult spinal deformity: a prospective multicenter analysis.},
  author={Frank Schwab and Benjamin Blondel and Shay Bess and Richard A. Hostin and Christopher I. Shaffrey and Justin S. Smith and Oheneba B Boachie-Adjei and Douglas C. Burton and Behrooz A. Akbarnia and Gregory M. Mundis and Christopher P. Ames and Khaled M. Kebaish and Robert A. Hart and Jean-Pierre C. Farcy and Virginie Lafage},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 13},
  pages={E803-12}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter study evaluating operative (OP) versus nonoperative (NONOP) treatment for adult spinal deformity (ASD). OBJECTIVE Evaluate correlations between spinopelvic parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores in patients with ASD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sagittal spinal deformity is commonly defined by an increased sagittal vertical axis (SVA); however, SVA alone may underestimate the severity of the deformity. Spinopelvic parameters provide a… CONTINUE READING