Use of Surgimap Spine in sagittal plane analysis, osteotomy planning, and correction calculation

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Apr;24(2):163-72. doi: 10.1016/


Over the past 3 decades the sagittal plane has received increasing attention from the scientific community and spine surgeons alike. There remains a lack of clear and concise methods for incorporating surgical techniques and radiographic parameters to achieve the best possible outcome on a patient-specific level. This article proposes a new method for a treatment approach to sagittal malalignment by incorporating new digital tools for surgical planning. This technique offers a consistent approach to adult spinal deformity with sagittal-plane components, and can permit optimization in consistently achieving proper postoperative spinopelvic alignment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Computer Graphics
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Lordosis / pathology
  • Lordosis / surgery
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Low Back Pain / surgery
  • Male
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Pelvis / anatomy & histology
  • Radiography
  • Scoliosis / surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine / anatomy & histology*
  • Spine / diagnostic imaging
  • Spine / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome