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Improved scores after 3-column osteotomies show procedure's durability

from Healio — Spine Surgery Today

The first long-term study of its kind showed that patients with spinal deformity who underwent 3-column osteotomies experienced significant improvements in the Oswestry Disability Index and Scoliosis Research Society scores at 5 years follow-up. “In summary, this is the largest study of 3-column osteotomy procedures with long-term follow-up. We found significant and sustained improvements in radiographic spinal alignment as well as patient reported outcomes. This study documents the durability of these complex spinal operations in terms of radiographic and outcome measures,” Kevin R. O’Neill, M.D., said in a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. more

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