Adult spinal deformity: effectiveness of interbody lordotic cages to restore disc angle and spino-pelvic parameters through completely mini-invasive trans-psoas and hybrid approach

Giuseppe Barone, Laura Scaramuzzo, Antonino Zagra, Fabrizio Giudici, Andrea Perna, Luca Proietti

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study is to assess and quantify the effectiveness of interbody lordotic cages applied by trans-psoas approach to improve radiographic parameters, showing the differences between completely mini-invasive and hybrid approach. Methods: We collected data of 65 patients affected by degenerative lumbar deformity/diseases and underwent mini-invasive lateral interbody fusion followed by percutaneous (group A, completely mini-invasive) or open (group B, hybrid) posterior instrumentation. A subgroup underwent anterior column realignment (ACR). We assessed statistical differences in preoperative and postoperative (at least 6-month) coronal and sagittal parameters, and disc angle (DA) at each level of cage application. Results: 107 lordotic cages were implanted. Group B had the most significant mean changes, especially in coronal Cobb angle, sagittal vertical axis, lumbar lordosis (LL), pelvic incidence-LL mismatch and DA. Concerning DA, at each level of lordotic cage application, in group A changed from −2.9° preop to −6.5° postop (p = 0.01); in group B, DA changed from −2.6° to −9.5° (p = 0.002) and from +1° to −13.2° in patients underwent ACR. Conclusions: Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion is an effective technique in improving sagittal parameters. When combined with posterior open approach and/or application of ACR procedure greater corrections are possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-463
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Spine Journal
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Lateral trans-psoas interbody fusion
  • Lordotic cages
  • Spino-pelvic parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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