Minimally Invasive Advances in Deformity.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Adult spinal deformity is a major contributor to pain and disability. It is a degenerative disease with a rigid spine. Spinopelvic parameters have been identified that outline goals of operative intervention, as they have shown to significantly improve patient outcomes. Previously, this was accomplished with large, open fusions. Unfortunately, the adult spinal deformity population is often elderly with significant comorbidities. These extensive fusions have a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Technological advances have allowed minimally invasive approaches to be developed. These techniques have decreased operative morbidity without increasing health care spending.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mazur-Hart, DJ; Than, KD

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 120

PubMed ID

  • 31739921

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1349

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States