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dc.contributor.authorFaulks, Charlie-
dc.contributor.authorMunday, Nigel-
dc.contributor.authorMalham, Gregory-
dc.contributor.otherBiddau, Dean-
dc.description.abstractAdult spinal deformity (ASD) is estimated to affect up to 68% of people over the age of 65. Surgical intervention is widely accepted, after non-operative management, to correct the spinal deformity and improve disability. Spinal rods used for thoracolumbar posterior fixation are usually manufactured straight and bent manually during surgery. This manual bending can cause under- or over-correction of the deformity or rod breakage. Pre-bent patient-specific rods (PSR) have been developed with software allowing preoperative deformity correction planning and provide the surgeon with an intraoperative deformity correction consistent with the surgical plan. Notably, there are reduced operation times because PSR do not require contouring during surgery which results in less rod microfractures and decreased fatigue-life Aim: To report clinical and radiological outcomes using PSR to mid-term follow-up. Specifically, we investigated rates of junctional complications both proximally (kyphosis/failure) and distally (failure).en_US
dc.subjectAdult Spinal Deformityen_US
dc.subjectSurgical Interventionen_US
dc.subjectSpinal Rodsen_US
dc.subjectPre-bent Patient Specific Rodsen_US
dc.subjectProximal Junctional Kyphosisen_US
dc.subjectDistal Junctional Failureen_US
dc.subjectThoracolumbar Kyphoscoliosis Surgeryen_US
dc.subjectNeurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria,en_US
dc.titlePatient specific rods in thoracolumbar kyphoscoliosis surgery protect against proximal junctional failure: a prospective observational study.en_US
dc.typeConference Posteren_US
dc.type.studyortrialProspective Studyen_US
dc.description.conferencenameEpworth HealthCare Research Month 2022en_US
dc.description.conferencelocationEpworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australiaen_US
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