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J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Oct;29(4):414-421. doi: 10.3171/2018.2.SPINE17749. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

The value of sitting radiographs: analysis of spine flexibility and its utility in preoperative planning for adult spinal deformity surgery.

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Departments of1Orthopedic Surgery and.
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2Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center and Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York.

Abstract

Sitting radiographs are a valuable tool to consider the thoracic compensatory mechanism in patients who are candidates for thoracolumbar correction surgery.

KEYWORDS:

ASD = adult spinal deformity; LPA = lumbar pelvic angle; PI-LL mismatch = pelvic incidence–lumbar lordosis mismatch; PJK = proximal junctional kyphosis; PT = pelvic tilt; SVA = sagittal vertical axis; TC = thoracic compensation; TK = T2–12 kyphosis; TLD = thoracolumbar deformity; TLPA = T1–L1 pelvic angle; TPA = T1 pelvic angle; UIV = upper instrumented vertebra; preoperative planning; sitting radiographs; spinal deformity; thoracolumbar correction surgery

PMID:
29979136
DOI:
10.3171/2018.2.SPINE17749
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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