Safety and efficacy of osteotomies in adult spinal deformity: what happens in the first year?

Ayhan S., Aykac B., YÜKSEL S. , Guler U. O. , Pellise F., Alanay A., ...More

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.25, no.8, pp.2471-2479, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-015-3981-3
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2471-2479


Spinal surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD) may require the use of osteotomies, which may have high complication rates (up to 80 %). These may be expected to affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the early postoperative phase but little is known about the clinical course of these patients in the first year following surgery. The aim of the study is to evaluate the radiological results and HRQOL in patients undergoing a spinal osteotomy for ASD within the first year following surgery with special reference to the effect of complications.