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ORIGINAL REPORT The Prevalence of Distal Junctional Kyphosis Following Posterior Instrumentation and Arthrodesis for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Acta Medica Iranica
Distal junctional kyphosis (DJK) is a radiographic finding in patients that undergo spinal instrumentation and fusion, since there is an abrupt transition between fixed and mobile spinal segments.The true incidence of DJK is variable in literature and seems that has a multifactorial etiology. A consecutive series of 130 patients (mean age 15.6 years) with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis who underwent posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation were evaluated by analyzing coronal and sagittalfatcat:xfaghyzasrgbzeiat7qdrldsc4