Analysis of the reliability of surgeons' ability to differentiate between idiopathic and degenerative spinal deformity in adults radiologically. What descriptive parameters help them decide?

Guler U. O. , YÜKSEL S. , Yakici S., Domingo-Sabat M., Pellise F., Perez-Grueso F. J. S. , ...More

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.25, no.8, pp.2401-2407, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-015-4366-3
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2401-2407


Adult spinal deformity (ASD) may be classified as idiopathic (ID) or degenerative (DD) (or other) based on classifier's perception, the reliability of and factors inherent to which remain unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the inter- and intra-observer reliability of surgeons' perception in differentiating ID from DD and to identify the determinants of this differentiation.