Evaluates which radiographic parameters of the sagittal and spinopelvic balance influence the clinical and functional outcomes of a sample of patients undergoing spinal fusion.
We studied 32 patients who underwent spinal fusion. Radiographs of the total spine were obtained from all patients. The clinical and functional parameters studied were analysis of pain by visual analogic scale (VAS) and Oswestry and SRS-30 questionnaires. We analyzed the correlation between the clinical and functional parameters and radiographic parameters of the sagittal and spinopelvic balance.
There was no significant correlation between parameters pelvic incidence (PI), pelvic tilt (PT), lumbar lordosis (LL) and difference between PI and LL (PI-LL) and clinical parameters (p > 0.05 and r <0.2). Significant correlation were identified only between Sagittal Vertical Axis (SVA) and Satisfaction with Treatment domain of SRS-30 (r = 0.402 e p = 0.023) and between thoracic kyphosis (TK) and the total SRS-30 (r = 0.419 and p = 0.017).
According to the study results, it was not possible to precisely characterize the role of the parameters of the sagittal and spinopelvic balance in the post-operative analysis of the clinical outcome of spinal fusion. There was a significant correlation only between SVA and the Satisfaction with Treatment domain of SRS-30 and between TK and total SRS-30.
escala visual analógica