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Malçok Ü. A., Akar A.

Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery, vol.32, no.1, pp.32-37, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Objective: One of the causes which accelerates spinal degeneration process is lumbar disc hernia (LDH). In this study, we observed the changes

in spinopelvic parameters one month after single-level lumbar microdiscectomy (LM).

Materials and Methods: Standardized bilateral standing scoliosis radiography images of 19 patients, which were performed before and 1 month

after LM operation, were evaluated retrospectively. Sagittal vertical axis and coronal vertical axis distances, thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis,

pelvic incidence, sacral slope and pelvic tilt angles were measured with Surgimap software.

Results: There was a positive correlation between pre-and post-LM values of all spinopelvic parameters included in the study. In comparative tests

however, the difference was found to be not statistically significant. As a result, despite LM operation slightly improved spinopelvic parameters

in the first month, there was not a significant change overall.

Conclusion: LDH is known to worsen the degenerative process in spine. LM as a treatment option is seen to alleviate this degenerative process

by slowing down the deterioration in spinopelvic parameters.

Keywords: Lumbar microdiscectomy, spinopelvic parameters, spinal balance