Importance of the sagittal plane in understanding adult spinal deformities

Justin C. Paul, Shaleen Vira, Martin Quirno, Themistocles Protopsaltis

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The sagittal plane is known to be important in correction of adult spinal deformity. When surgery is indicated, the surgeon is provided with several tools and techniques to restore balance. But proper use of these tools is essential to avoid harmful complications. This article examines these tools with a focus on lumbar lordosis and the lumbopelvic junction. Positioning, releases, osteotomies, and instrumentation are considered with special attention to the alignment measurements they affect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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