The mechanism in junctional failure of thoraco-lumbar fusions. Part II: Analysis of a series of PJK after thoraco-lumbar fusion to determine parameters allowing to predict the risk of junctional breakdown

To identify risk factors, in 12 patients with junctional breakdown (JBD) after thoraco-sacral fusions and to test a software locating maximal bending moment on full spine EOS images. Twelve patients underwent long fusions for lumbar degenerative pathologies. Preop EOS images were compared to first postop EOS showing JBD. Parameters analyzed were… CONTINUE READING