Comparison of long fusion terminating at L5 versus the sacrum in treating adult spinal deformity: a meta-analysis

ConclusionOur meta-analysis suggested that long fusion terminating at L5 or the sacrum was similar in scoliosis correction, overall complication rate, revision rate, and improvement in pain and disability. However, fusion to L5 had advantages in lower rate of pseudarthrosis, implant-related complications, and proximal adjacent segment disease, while fusion to the sacrum had advantages in the restoration of lumbar lordosis, maintenance of sagittal balance, and absence of distal adjacent segment disease.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: This study further refines the generally accepted LL = PI + 10° by showing that patients under the age of 50 years should have more LL compared to PI, whereas after the 5th decade the relationship is reversed. SVA was not as sensitive across age groups, exhibiting a marked increase only in the 7th decade of life. Given the reliable increase of CL with age, and the stability of T1 slope/CL, this represents another important relationship that should be maintained when performing cervical deformity/fusion surgery. This study has important implications for evaluating adult patients with spinal deformities and ...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
AbstractBackground Scoliosis with spondylolisthesis was described in 4.4 –48%. No information on clinical impact or outcome is available.PurposeTo determine the prevalence of this pathology and to investigate its affect on the course of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).MethodsA retrospective comparative study using patients ’ records, radiographs, the national inpatient registry, and Patient-rated outcome measures (PROM): Oswestry disability index (ODI), modif.SRS-24 questionnaire, WHO-Quality of life index (WHOQoL), Numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain. Clinical follow-up time was 4.4 (4.3) years, and ...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study reports radiographic and clinical outcomes of non-operative management for post-PSO pseudarthrosis at a minimum 5 years post-detection. Methods: Nineteen consecutive patients with implant breakage indicating probable pseudarthrosis after PSO surgery (13 women/ six men; mean age at surgery, 58 years) without severe pain and disability were treated with non-operative management (mean follow-up, 5.8 years; range, 5-10 years). Non-operative management included medication, intermittent brace wearing and avoidance of excessive back strain. Radiographic and clinical outcomes analysis was performed. Results: Sag...
Source: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Korean Neurosurg Soc Source Type: research
nstück F, Acaroğlu E, Alanay A, Obeid I Abstract OBJECTIVEAchieving high patient satisfaction with management is often one of the goals after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. However, literature on associated factors and their correlations with patient satisfaction is limited. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and radiographic factors independently correlated with patient satisfaction in terms of management at 2 years after surgery.METHODSA multicenter prospective database of ASD surgery was retrospectively reviewed. The demographics, complications, health-related quality of life (HRQO...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
ConclusionLSS is frequent in lumbar scoliosis. Relationships exist between curve characteristics and symptomatic LSS in lumbar scoliosis; especially, concavity of the lumbosacral contra-curve and the junctional level between the lumbar curve and the lumbosacral contra-curve. Therefore, accurate analysis of stenosis in ASD seems mandatory, to at least perform decompression because perfect planned treatment for stenosis and scoliosis correction might not always be possible because of the patient's general health status.Level of EvidenceLevel 4.
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion. ASD patients with radiculopathy exhibit increased pain and disability when compared with patients without leg pain. This increased pain and disability persists after surgical correction in these patients. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 6, Issue 6Author(s): Sayf S.A. Faraj, Toon F.M. Boselie, Alba Vila-Casademunt, Marinus de Kleuver, Roderick M. Holewijn, Ibrahim Obeid, Emre Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Frank Kleinstück, Francisco S. Pérez-Grueso, Ferran Pellisé, European Spine Study GroupAbstractStudy DesignRetrospective study of prospectively collected data.ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between apical vertebral axial rotation and pretreatment patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL), disability, and pain in pa...
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study included 240 consecutive ASD patients with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. We calculated MCID values for total and individual ODI domains using all or part of the Scoliosis Research Society-22R questionnaire as anchors. Using current MCID values, we measured the acquisition rates in patients who acquired MCID at follow-up in both total and individual ODI domains. Differences in pathology, age, and locations of the upper and lower instrumented vertebrae were analyzed. Results: MCID of the total ODI score was 11%, with an area under the curve of 0.737. Each domain ranged from 0 to 2, with 1 being the most c...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
ConclusionsA successful model was built predicting ODI MCID. Most important predictors were not modifiable surgical parameters, indicating that baseline clinical and radiographic status is a critical factor for reaching ODI MCID.Level of EvidenceLevel II.
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
DiscussionEPS provides excellent instrument fixation in patients with osteoporotic DSD, improving radiographic and clinical outcomes at two years’ follow-up.Type of studyRetrospective case series study.Level of evidenceIV.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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