Surgery Planning in AS Thoracolumbar Kyphosis

  • Kai Song
  • Zheng Wang
  • Xuesong Zhang
  • Bing Wu
  • Yan Wang


A thoracolumbar kyphosis is the most common deformity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). It causes difficulty in standing, walking, looking horizontally, and so on. How do spine surgeons make surgery planning bring better healthrelated quality of life (HRQOL) to the kyphosis? In this chapter, we would like to introduce our strategy in three aspects which determine the activity of daily living. 1.Restore sagittal balance; 2. Restore chin-brow vertical angle (CBVA); 3. Match with the range of motion (ROM) of the hip joints.



To memorize our respectful Professor Yonggang Zhang who made the most outstanding contributions to the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Song
    • 1
  • Zheng Wang
    • 1
  • Xuesong Zhang
    • 1
  • Bing Wu
    • 1
  • Yan Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese PLA General Hospital (301 Hospital)BeijingChina

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