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.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to The Spine Journal
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect