Does a Long-Fusion T3-Sacrum Portend a Worse Outcome Than a Short-Fusion T10-Sacrum in Primary Surgery for Adult Scoliosis

Spine, 05/04/2012

With long fusions to the sacrum, one should anticipate more perioperative complications, a higher pseudarthrosis rate, and perhaps more revision surgery than short fusions. Short fusions may result in a more proximal junctional kyphosis, only rarely requiring revision surgery.

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