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2021 May 07

Int J Spine Surg

Preoperative and Postoperative Sagittal Alignment and Compensatory Mechanisms in Patients With Posttraumatic Thoracolumbar Deformities Who Undergo Corrective Surgeries.


Olivares O B, Carrasco M V, Pinto G I, Tonda F N, Riera Martínez J A, González A S
Int J Spine Surg. 2021 May 07.
PMID: 33963023.


Secondary posttraumatic spinal kyphosis is a fixed deformity that has an asymptomatic presentation in most patients, but in some, persistent pain and disability can develop refractory to conservative treatment, which may result in the need for corrective surgery. Our aim was to analyze the modification of sagittal alignment and the variation in compensation mechanisms of spinal-pelvic segments before and after surgical correction in a group of patients with symptomatic posttraumatic kyphosis.