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Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

Medtronic Grant Host Application Report

Host Name: Pierre Roussouly
Host State: France
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Site Name: CRF.CMCR des Massues
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Host Desc: CMCR des Massues is one of the most important center in France for spinal deformities treatment in both children and adult.Research is focused on Sagittal Balance. A data bank (Keops)of more than 1200 spinal deformities treated surgically is accessible for clinical research.A convention with Lyon University in biomechanics (Pr Laurence Cheze)and in biostatistic could be associated for the researchThe spine unit involves 4 major spine surgeons, one assistant, Two to three residents, and generally one fellow. The research fellow may have 3 days in OR (from 8:30 am to 3pm), two half days in clinics and 1.5 days in research.

Research Opportunities: clinical research on Sagittal Balance: Pathology and normal subjectsreduction simulation in the sagittal planeThe big amount of PJK following correction of sagittal balance in spinal deformities suggested that our Criterions of sagittal balance are potentially insuficient. Using a powerfull data bank we propose a critical analyze of the pre and post op sagittal contour of spine after arthrodesis and compare with what would be expected with a simulation tool.

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