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doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000320428.67620.4F
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Smith–Petersen Osteotomy in Thoracolumbar Deformity Surgery

La Marca, Frank M.D.; Brumblay, Hunter M.D.

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OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and indications of a Smith–Petersen osteotomy in spinal deformity surgery.

METHODS: Pertinent literature was reviewed to describe the indications and reported complications of this corrective technique.

RESULTS: The operative nuances of the technique are described.

CONCLUSION: A Smith-Petersen osteotomy is a safe and effective surgical technique to obtain correction of spinal deformity in both the sagittal and coronal planes.

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