Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure

Robert Hart, Ian McCarthy, Christopher P. Ames, Christopher I. Shaffrey, David Kojo Hamilton, Richard Hostin

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Abstract

Proximal junctional failure (PJF) should be distinguished from proximal junctional kyphosis, which is a recurrent deformity with limited clinical impact. PJF includes mechanical failure, and is a significant complication following adult spinal deformity surgery with potential for neurologic injury and increased need for surgical revision. Risk factors for PJF include age, severity of sagittal plane deformity, and extent of operative sagittal plane realignment. Techniques for avoiding PJF will likely require refinements in both perioperative and surgical strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Proximal junctional failure
  • Proximal junctional kyphosis
  • Spine deformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Hart, R., McCarthy, I., Ames, C. P., Shaffrey, C. I., Hamilton, D. K., & Hostin, R. (2013). Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 24(2), 213-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2013.01.001

Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure. / Hart, Robert; McCarthy, Ian; Ames, Christopher P.; Shaffrey, Christopher I.; Hamilton, David Kojo; Hostin, Richard.

In: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 24, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 213-218.

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Hart, R, McCarthy, I, Ames, CP, Shaffrey, CI, Hamilton, DK & Hostin, R 2013, 'Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure', Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 213-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2013.01.001
Hart R, McCarthy I, Ames CP, Shaffrey CI, Hamilton DK, Hostin R. Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2013 Apr;24(2):213-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2013.01.001
Hart, Robert ; McCarthy, Ian ; Ames, Christopher P. ; Shaffrey, Christopher I. ; Hamilton, David Kojo ; Hostin, Richard. / Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Proximal Junctional Failure. In: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2013 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 213-218.
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