Sagittal alignment of cervical spine in adult idiopathic scoliosis

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

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.24, no.6, pp.1175-1182, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-015-3868-3
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1175-1182


Alignment of the cervical spine (CS) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (IS) as well as in asymptomatic adult populations has recently been studied and described as being less lordotic in the adolescent IS population. However, few studies have examined the sagittal alignment of the CS in adult IS or its association with other radiological variables and clinical relevance. The aim of this study is to analyse the sagittal alignment of CS in adult IS and its association with age, alignment of the thoracic, lumbar and global spinal column as well as health-related quality of life (HRQOL) parameters.