Spinal osteotomies for rigid deformities

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Apr;24(2):203-11. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2012.12.001. Epub 2013 Feb 12.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Osteotomy / adverse effects
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Positioning
  • Postoperative Care
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy
  • Recovery of Function
  • Spinal Diseases / rehabilitation
  • Spinal Diseases / surgery*
  • Spine / surgery*