Relationship between sagittal balance and adjacent segment disease in surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar spine disease: meta-analysis and implications for choice of fusion technique

@article{Phan2018RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between sagittal balance and adjacent segment disease in surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar spine disease: meta-analysis and implications for choice of fusion technique},
  author={Kevin Phan and Alexander Nazareth and Awais K. Hussain and Adam Andrew Dmytriw and Mithun Nambiar and Damian Nguyen and Jack William Kerferd and Steven Phan and Chet Sutterlin and Samuel K Cho and Ralph Jasper Mobbs},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={27},
  pages={1981-1991}
}
Meta-analysis. To conduct a meta-analysis investigating the relationship between spinopelvic alignment parameters and development of adjacent level disease (ALD) following lumbar fusion for degenerative disease. ALD is a degenerative pathology that develops at mobile segments above or below fused spinal segments. Patient outcomes are worse, and the likelihood of requiring revision surgery is higher in ALD compared to patients without ALD. Spinopelvic sagittal alignment has been found to have a… CONTINUE READING