Yongqiang Wang, Ang Gao, Enhamujiang Hudabardiy, Miao Yu

November 2019, pp 1 - 8 Original Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-019-06173-0

First Online: 06 November 2019


To validate the reliability of Berjano and Lamartina classification system of surgical planning in cases of de novo degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DNDLS) combined with degenerative segment disease and identify factors contributing to curve progression.


Fifty-four cases of type I or II DNDLS were retrospectively reviewed. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS) scores for the back and leg, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores. Radiographic parameters were obtained from X-rays. Improvements in HRQOL were confirmed by a paired t test. Changes in radiographic parameters were confirmed by paired t test and Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Clinical relevance between spinopelvic parameters and Cobb angle progression was analyzed by Spearman correlation coefficient.


The mean follow-up period was 36.8 ± 14.8 months. The scores taken preoperatively versus at the last follow-up were as follows: mean VAS back score, 4.5 ± 2.4 versus 1.8 ± 1.5 (p 


Selective decompression and short-segment fusion were effective for treating type I and II cases DNDLS. The Cobb angle increased relative to preoperative sagittal spine alignment.

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