Deformity surgery includes two radically different problems: adolescent kyphoscoliosis and degenerative scoliosis. Both arise from different phenomena and both require absolutely different approaches. The spine of young people can be easily manipulated by mechanical maneuvers, including derotation and translation, whereas osteoporotic spines in elderly patients responds better to wedging, either by bone augmentation or substraction, which lastly can be achieved using minimally invasive techniques.
Our surgical team specializes in both kind of approaches, either long multisegmental constructs for adolescent scoliosis (AIS) or XLIF mini open approches.
Latest scientific publications agree that a main concern in long spinal surgey and deformity management should be the Sagital Plane Alignment. Mechanical loading of the lumbar spinal muscles makes the difference after surgery. A well balanced sagittal profile means no loading for the lumbar spine, then a real correction of symptomatology. Our main goal is to stop symptoms.
Sometimes, the correction of a sagittal malalignment means the use of heavy surgery like pedicle substraction osteotomies, which our team is performs under the best bleeding control and great technical expertise. But when possible, minimally invasive anterior or lateral wedging is used.
Heavy deformity corrections are usually performed under neuromonitoring, which prevent damage to the nerves or spinal cord due to correction maneuvers or access dissections.
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