Surgical Rates and Operative Outcome Analysis in Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Major Adult Scoliosis: Application of the New Adult Deformity Classification.

Nov 17, 2011 by

Schwab F, Lafage V, Farcy J-P, Bridwell K, Glassman S, Ondra S, Lowe T, Shainline M.

Spine.  2007; 32: 2723-2730.

PMID:  18007252

Using a multicenter database, this paper descriptively reports the rates of surgical procedures according to categories of a radiographic classification system.  Although some preliminary indicators are presented, the rate of clinical follow-up was too low to draw insights on which procedures should be used for which radiographic types of patients.

web:  http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2007&issue=11150&article=00016&type=abstract

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