EOS gives us reliable measurements to assess how much lordosis each
patient needs for optimal alignment, which also reduces the stress on
remaining levels in the spine to avoid adjacent segment disease.
- Paul Glazer, MD
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Spine Specialists of Boston
Alignment is not isolated to complex spinal deformity. Restoring normative spinopelvic parameters has a significant correlation to all spine fusions, including short constructs.3
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2Rothernfluh DA, Mueller DA, Rothenfluh E. Pelvic incidence-lumbar lordosis mismatch predisposes to adjacent segment disease after lumbar spinal fusion. Eur Spine J 2015;23:1251-8.
3Tempel ZJ, Gandhoke GS, Bolinger BD, Khattar NK, Parry PV, Chang YF, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS. The influence of pelvic incidence and lumbar lordosis mismatch on development of symptomatic adjacent level disease following single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Neurosurgery 2017 Jun 1;80(6):880-6.