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LINDADO PACHECO, Carlos Alberto; GUTIERREZ, Santiago  e  ACEVEDO GONZALEZ, Juan Carlos. Prognostic factors for lumbar arthrodesis. Univ. Med. [online]. 2019, vol.60, n.1, pp.78-85. ISSN 0041-9095.

Back pain is one of the most frequent presenting symptoms in healthcare institutions. Neurosurgery plays a major role on diagnosis and treatment of back pain that often results in surgical interventions that includes lumbar interbody fusion among other therapeutic alternatives. Nevertheless, functionality and expected quality of life indexes do not always demonstrate full improvement despite adequate medical and surgical treatment. Therefore, the authors made a non-systematic literature review in order to assess the most important elements involved on diagnostic assessments that include: lumbosacral anatomy, spine pathological processes that result in back pain, indications for lumbar interbody fusion and finally, the relevant part that spinopelvic balance parameters plays for adequate planning for surgery treatment. This non-systematic literature review aims to establish the most contributing assessment spinopelvic factors prior surgery in order to improve selection of patients that undergo surgical treatment and therefore, improve their functionality and quality of life indexes.

Palavras-chave : arthrodesis; low back pain; postural balance.

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