Effectiveness of posterior structures in the development of proximal junctional kyphosis following posterior instrumentation: A biomechanical study in a sheep spine model

Korkmaz M., AKGÜL T., Sariyilmaz K., Ozkunt O., Dikici F., Yazicioglu O.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.53, no.5, pp.385-389, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aott.2019.01.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-389
  • Keywords: Proximal junctional kyphosis, Junctional disorders, Biomechanic, PJK, Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, Scheuermann kyphosis, ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS, IN-VITRO, FUSION, DEFORMITY, OUTCOMES, SCREW
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Proximal junctional kyphosis - PJK has been defined by a 10 or greater increase in kyphosis at the proximal junction as measured by the Cobb angle from the caudal endplate of the uppermost instrumented vertebrae (UIV) to the cephalad endplate of the vertebrae 1 segments cranial to the UIV. In this biomechanical study, it is aimed to evaluate effects of interspinosus ligament complex distruption and facet joint degeneration on PJK development.