Prioritisation of realignment associated with superior clinical outcomes for surgical cervical deformity patients
By Admin | October 17, 2019
According to new research, certain ratios of correction of cervical parameters contribute to improving neck disability. The study, authored by Katherine E Pierce (NYU Langone Medical Centre, New York, USA) and colleagues, was recently nominated for Best Paper at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS 2019; 25–28 September, Chicago, USA), where Pierce presented the group’s findings.
The authors—Pierce and colleagues, including senior author Peter G Passias—note that certain cut-offs of radiographic differences from baseline to one year were found prioritising C2–T3 angle, followed by cervical lordosis, C2 slope, C2–C7 plumb line, and McGregor’s slope, all strongly associated with meeting the minimal clinically important difference for the neck disability index score. They conclude: “Prioritising these radiographic alignment parameters will optimise patient-reported outcomes for patients undergoing cervical deformity surgery.
For more information please read, Prioritisation of realignment associated with superior clinical outcomes for surgical cervical deformity patients, by Spinal News International.