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20% vertebral loss of L5, post compression fracture.

Se-Il Suk, Ewy-Ryong Chung, Sang-Min Lee, Jung-Hee Lee, Sung-Soo Kim, Jin-Hyok Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To report the results and the technique of posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) in fixed lumbosacral deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fixed lumbosacral deformity has gross imbalance as well as progressive compensatory thoracolumbar deformity because of the absence of a mobile spine caudally. There is no consensus of the surgical treatment of fixed lumbosacral deformity. Fixed lumbosacral deformity can be managed by PVCR, which not only corrects the deformity but also restores the trunk balance by translation of spinal column...
December 1, 2005: Spine
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