J Korean Soc Spine Surg.  2016 Sep;23(3):197-205. 10.4184/jkss.2016.23.3.197.

Radiologic Findings of Pelvic Parameters Related to Sagittal Balance

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. radbass@paran.com
  • 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: A literature review on the radiologic findings of pelvic parameters for treatment of spinal deformity
OBJECTIVES
This review examines sagittal spine alignment, pelvic parameters, and methods for assessing alignment, and examines the relationships among all of these parameters to understand spinal deformity. SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW: Understanding the main pelvic and sagittal spinal parameters and recognizing their correlation is imperative in the diagnosis and treatment of various spinal disorders.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Review of the literature.
RESULTS
As spinal and pelvic parameters tend to have a strong correlation, it is essential to measure not only spinal parameters but also pelvic parameters in analyzing sagittal balance. Degenerative changes have the potential to greatly disrupt the normal curvature of the spine, leading to sagittal malalignment. Analysis of sagittal balance is crucial to optimizing the management of spinal diseases. Improvement in surgical outcomes may be achieved through better understanding of radiographic spino-pelvic parameters and their association with deformity.
CONCLUSIONS
Understanding spinal and pelvic parameters raises awareness of the relationship among alignment and balance, the soft tissue envelope, and compensatory mechanisms, which will, in turn, provide a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of spinal deformity and the modalities with which it is treated.

Keyword

Spinal deformity; Spinopelvic alignment; Sagittal imbalance; Spino-pelvic parameters

MeSH Terms

Congenital Abnormalities
Diagnosis
Spinal Diseases
Spine
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