Surgery of the deformities in ankylosing spondylitis: Our experience of lumbar osteotomies in 31 patients

@article{Lazennec1997SurgeryOT,
  title={Surgery of the deformities in ankylosing spondylitis: Our experience of lumbar osteotomies in 31 patients},
  author={Jean Yves Lazennec and G{\'e}rard Saillant and Kamel S. Saidi and N. Arafati and Dr. Zolt{\'a}u v. Barab{\'a}s and J. P. Benazet and Claude Laville and R. Roy-Camille and S. Ramar{\'e}},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={222-232}
}
Corrective surgery for kyphotic deformities of the spine in ankylosing spondylitis is a major surgery. for rare indications. The authors report 31 lumbar osteotomies. The goal is to correct the deformity through a posterior limited approach and to minimise the neurological risks. The modifications developed by the authors for monosegmental closing wedge osteotomies are explained. The posterior resection is rhomboid shaped with a bilateral lamina removal. An osteotomy is performed in a forwards… CONTINUE READING
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