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Instr Course Lect. 2017 Feb 15;66:361-366.

Realignment Planning in Adult Spinal Deformity: Formulas and Planning Tools.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.


Adult spinal deformity is a complex pathologic process that has many etiologies and several mechanisms of compensation. A complete understanding of spinopelvic alignment is required to differentiate the origin of spinal deformity from its compensation and, ultimately, optimize surgical correction. Surgeons should understand the spinopelvic parameters involved in the evaluation of a patient who has an adult spinal deformity and their implications for treatment.

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