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Prediction of postoperative trunk imbalance after posterior spinal fusion with pedicle screw fixation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
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PMID:  21464768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this retrospective study was to explore, which radiographic parameters, immediately after posterior spinal fusion with pedicle screw fixation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), best correlate with subjacent disc wedging at a minimum of 2-year follow-up. Sixty-four consecutive AIS patients who underwent posterior pedicle screw-only instrumentation were studied. Preoperative and postoperative radiographs were obtained to measure various parameters regarding global coronal, shoulder, sagittal, and regional balance. Specific correlation of these parameters to selected 2-year postoperative disc wedging and lowest-instrumented vertebra (LIV) tilt and translation were analyzed. The average lateral disc opening changed from 4.59±4.75 preoperatively to 1.46±2.82 at 2 weeks and 2.81±6.43 at 2 years postoperatively. Two-year postoperative lateral disc opening significantly correlated with the 2-week postoperative lateral disc opening, C7 plumbline relative to the posterior-superior corner of the first sacral vertebra distance, and LIV-center sacral vertical line (CSVL) distance (r=0.7433, P<0.0001). The two-year postoperative LIV tilt significantly correlated with the 2-week postoperative LIV tilt, T12-LIV lordosis, LIV-CSVL distance, and C7-CSVL distance (r=0.8879, P<0.0001). Two-year postoperative LIV-CSVL significantly correlated with 2-week postoperative LIV-CSVL distance and lateral disc opening (r=0.6104, P<0.0001). Two-year postoperative disc wedging, LIV tilt, and LIV translation occurred most often when disc wedging and LIV deviation or obliquity existed immediately postoperatively. This study identified a potential indicator for AIS repair. Preoperative surgical planning and intraoperative correction are important for avoiding subjacent regional imbalance after scoliosis fusion.
Yingchuan Zhao; Zhiwei Wang; Xiaodong Zhu; Chuanfeng Wang; Shisheng He; Ming Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1473-5865     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-09     Completed Date:  2011-09-27     Revised Date:  2012-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-208     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Changhai Hospital, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, China.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Screws / adverse effects*
Intervertebral Disc / pathology,  radiography
Joint Instability / diagnosis*,  etiology,  radiography
Postoperative Complications
Postural Balance / physiology*
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
Scoliosis / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Spinal Fusion / adverse effects*,  instrumentation*,  methods
Treatment Outcome

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