Surgical management of global sagittal deformity in ankylosing spondylitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease whose primary effect is on the axial skeleton, causing sagittal-plane deformity at both the thoracolumbar and cervicothoracic junctions. In the present review article the authors discuss current concepts in the preoperative planning of patients with AS. The authors also review current techniques used to treat sagittal-plane deformity, focusing on pedicle subtraction osteotomy at the thoracolumbar junction, as well as cervical extension osteotomy at the cervicothoracic junction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sansur, CA; Fu, K-MG; Oskouian, RJ; Jagannathan, J; Kuntz, C; Shaffrey, CI

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • E8 -

PubMed ID

  • 18290746

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1092-0684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/FOC/2008/24/1/E8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States