Sagittal spino-pelvic alignment failures following three column thoracic osteotomy for adult spinal deformity

@article{Lafage2011SagittalSA,
  title={Sagittal spino-pelvic alignment failures following three column thoracic osteotomy for adult spinal deformity},
  author={Virginie Lafage and Justin S. Smith and Shay Bess and Frank Schwab and Christopher P. Ames and Eric O. Klineberg and Vincent M. Arlet and Richard A. Hostin and Douglas C. Burton and Christopher I. Shaffrey},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={698-704}
}
Three column thoracic osteotomy (TCTO) is effective to correct rigid thoracic deformities, however, reasons for residual postoperative spinal deformity are poorly defined. Our objective was to evaluate risk factors for poor spino-pelvic alignment (SPA) following TCTO for adult spinal deformity (ASD). Multicenter, retrospective radiographic analysis of ASD patients treated with TCTO. Radiographic measures included: correction at the osteotomy site, thoracic kyphosis (TK), lumbar lordosis (LL… CONTINUE READING