Decision making algorithm for adult spinal deformity surgery

Yongjung J. Kim, Seung Jae Hyun, Gene Cheh, Samuel K. Cho, Seung Chul Rhim

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Adult spinal deformity (ASD) is one of the most challenging spinal disorders associated with broad range of clinical and radiological presentation. Correct selection of fusion levels in surgical planning for the management of adult spinal deformity is a complex task. Several classification systems and algorithms exist to assist surgeons in determining the appropriate levels to be instrumented. In this study, we describe our new simple decision making algorithm and selection of fusion level for ASD surgery in terms of adult idiopathic idiopathic scoliosis vs. degenerative scoliosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016


  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Algorithm
  • Classification
  • Idiopathic scoliosis
  • Selective fusion
  • Spinal fusion


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