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Three-column osteotomy in long constructs has lower rates of proximal junctional kyphosis and better restoration of lumbar lordosis than anterior column realignment – Lumbar Fusion

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This article compares the outcomes of three-column osteotomies (TCOs) and anterior column realignment (ACR) in long construct lumbar or thoracolumbar fusion surgeries. The study found that TCOs were associated with better improvement in lumbar lordosis and spinopelvic parameters compared to ACR. Additionally, the rate of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) was lower in the TCO group, with a 6.1-times decreased odds of developing PJK compared to ACR. Female patients were also found to be less likely to suffer from PJK. This research provides valuable insights into the differences in construct and global spinal stability between these two surgical approaches

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: In patients with long constructs who undergo ACR or TCO, we experienced a 20% rate of PJK. TCO decreased PJK 6.1-times compared to ACR. TCO demonstrated greater improvement of some spinopelvic parameters.

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Eur Spine J. 2024 Jan 15. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-08115-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Three-column osteotomies (TCOs) and minimally invasive techniques such as anterior column realignment (ACR) are powerful tools used to restore lumbar lordosis and sagittal alignment. We aimed to appraise the differences in construct and global spinal stability between TCOs and ACRs in long constructs.METHODS:,

Eur Spine J. 2024 Jan 15. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-08115-3. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: Three-column osteotomies (TCOs) and minimally invasive techniques such as anterior column realignment (ACR) are powerful tools used to restore lumbar lordosis and sagittal alignment. We aimed to appraise the differences in construct and global spinal stability between TCOs and ACRs in long constructs.

METHODS: We identified consecutive patients who underwent a long construct lumbar or thoracolumbar fusion between January 2016 and November 2021. “Long construct” was any construct where the uppermost instrumented vertebra (UIV) was L2 or higher and the lowermost instrumented vertebra (LIV) was in the sacrum or ileum.

RESULTS: We identified 69 patients; 14 (20.3%) developed PJK throughout follow-up (mean 838 days). Female patients were less likely to suffer PJK (p = 0.009). TCO was more associated with open (versus minimally invasive) screw/rod placement, greater number of levels, higher UIV, greater rate of instrumentation to the ilium, and posterior (versus anterior) L5-S1 interbody placement versus the ACR cohort (p < 0.001, p < 0.001, p < 0.001, p < 0.001, p = 0.005, respectively). Patients who developed PJK were more likely to have undergone ACR (12 (32.4%) versus 2 (6.3%, p = 0.007)). The TCO cohort had better improvement of lumbar lordosis despite similar preoperative measurements (ACR: 16.8 ± 3.78°, TCO: 23.0 ± 5.02°, p = 0.046). Pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis mismatch had greater improvement after TCO (ACR: 14.8 ± 4.02°, TCO: 21.5 ± 5.10°, p = 0.042). By multivariate analysis, ACR increased odds of PJK by 6.1-times (95% confidence interval: 1.20-31.2, p = 0.29).

: In patients with long constructs who undergo ACR or TCO, we experienced a 20% rate of PJK. TCO decreased PJK 6.1-times compared to ACR. TCO demonstrated greater improvement of some spinopelvic parameters.

PMID:38224408 | DOI:10.1007/s00586-023-08115-3

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Eur Spine J. 2024 Jan 15. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-08115-3. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Three-column osteotomies (TCOs) and minimally invasive techniques such as anterior column realignment (ACR) are powerful tools used to restore lumbar lordosis and sagittal alignment. We aimed to appraise the differences in construct and global spinal stability between TCOs and ACRs in long constructs.METHODS:
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