Abstract| Volume 17, ISSUE 3, SUPPLEMENT , S3, March 2017

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Use of transition rods as supplementary posterior fixation in combined antero-posterior corrections of the adult degenerative deformity

      BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a pathological kyphotic deformity adjacent to the instrumentation. Clinical studies have highlighted risk factors that predispose patients to develop PJK. Transition rods decrease the biomechanical indices that may be involved in PJK, however, there is no current clinical evidence confirming this. We present our own experience in using transition rods as a supplementary posterior fixation after complex multilevel anterior column reconstruction in patients with adult degenerative deformity.
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