The Adult Deformity Surgery Complexity Index (ADSCI): a valid tool to quantify the complexity of posterior adult spinal deformity surgery and predict postoperative complications

Pellise F., Vila-Casademunt A., Nunez-Pereira S., Domingo-Sabat M., Bago J., Vidal X., ...More

Spine Journal, vol.18, no.2, pp.216-225, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.06.042
  • Title of Journal : Spine Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-225


BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In 2008, Mirza et al. designed and validated the first and only index capable of quantifying the complexity of spine surgery. However, this index is not fully applicable to adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery as it does not include the surgical techniques most commonly used and most strongly associated with perioperative complications in patients with ASD.