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[Preoperative planning and computer assisted surgery in ankylosing spondylitis].

Authors
  • Ruf, M1
  • Wagner, R
  • Merk, H
  • Harms, J
  • 1 Orthopädie und Traumatologie, Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Karlsbad, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete
Publication Date
2006
Volume
144
Issue
1
Pages
52–57
Identifiers
PMID: 16498561
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Precise preoperative planning and correction osteotomy exactly according to this planning allow for an excellent correction of the sagittal profile even in severe ankylosing spondylitis. Pelvic tilt and gravity line are normalised, the patient is able to adopt an ergonomic upright position. Navigation facilitates the intraoperative transfer of the preoperative planning.

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