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The ageing population presents with debilitating back pain and leg pain with a background of adult spinal deformity, after a protracted period of conservative care. Sagittal balance is required to achieve a good clinical outcome; however, the surgery is associated with a high incidence of complications.
AIM: To review the outcome of multilevel (>4) instrumented lumbar fusion to sacrum/pelvis performed for degenerative conditions.
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Mandizvidza, V ; Dunn, RN
SA Orthopaedic Journal, 2015, Vol.14(2), pp.22-26 [Peer Reviewed Journal]