Spinal Osteotomies for Rigid Deformities

Munish C. Gupta, Khalid Kebaish, Benjamin Blondel, Eric Klineberg

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Various osteotomies are useful in making a rigid deformity flexible enough for realignment in coronal and sagittal plane. This article defines the osteotomies and their usefulness in treatment of specific rigid deformities. The pedicle subtraction osteotomy and vertebral column resection used in treating rigid deformities are described in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013


  • Osteotomy
  • Pedicle subtraction osteotomy
  • Ponte osteotomy
  • Rigid spinal deformities
  • Smith-Petersen
  • Vertebral column resection
  • Wide posterior release

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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