Advances in Scoliosis, Spinal Deformity and Other Spinal Disorders
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 June 2024 | Viewed by 6529
Interests: spinal deformity; spinal oncology; spine tumor; bone health optimization; machine learning in spine surgery
2. Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Northwell Health and Chair of Neurosciences, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
Interests: spinal oncology; chordoma; predictive calculators and machine learning; perioperative optimization; adult spinal deformity; machine learning in spine
Interests: bone health optimization; spinopelvic biomechanics; adult spinal deformity; normal-pressure hydrocephalus
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Spinal disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, with the World Health Organization (WHO) documenting lumbar pathology to account for 7.4% of all years lived with disability. While much of this pathology is nonoperative myofascial pain, with the progressive aging of the global population, there is a growing number of persons with adult spinal deformities, currently estimated to affect 6% of all adults 50 years and older. There is, therefore, a growing need to better understand which of these patients would benefit from surgical intervention, how potential surgical candidates can be best optimized preoperatively and how operative morbidity can be lowered given the frailty of many of these patients. In the present Special Issue for the Journal of Clinical Medicine, we aim to highlight current research focused on the management of adult spinal deformities. Specific areas of focus include the following: 1) the application of predictive analytics to patients with adult spinal deformities, focusing on preoperative risk stratification and the development of clinical tools that can assist with preoperative counseling; 2) musculoskeletal health optimization, including pre/postoperative bone health optimization and the incorporation of bone and musculoligamentous integrity into construct selection and mechanical complication prevention; and 3) the utilization of novel technologies and techniques, such as minimally invasive approaches (e.g., anterior column reconstruction) and individualized/patient-specific hardware, to improve outcomes.
Dr. Zach Pennington
Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Sciubba
Dr. Benjamin D. Elder
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- adult spinal deformity
- spinal biomechanics
- predictive calculators
- bone health optimization
- minimally invasive spine surgery
- mechanical complication prevention