Review Articles with Critical Analysis ComponentThe Effect of Spinal Arthrodesis on Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients with Nonambulatory Cerebral Palsy A Critical Analysis ReviewShaw, K. Aaron DO1; Reifsnyder, Jeremy DO2; Hire, Justin M. MD3; Fletcher, Nicholas D. MD4; Murphy, Joshua S. MD4Author Information 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 4Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia E-mail address for K.A. Shaw: email@example.com Investigation performed at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. On the Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms, which are provided with the online version of the article, one or more of the authors checked “yes” to indicate that the author had a relevant financial relationship in the biomedical arena outside the submitted work and “yes” to indicate that the author had other relationships or activities that could be perceived to influence, or have the potential to influence, what was written in this work (http://links.lww.com/JBJSREV/A511). JBJS Reviews: December 2019 - Volume 7 - Issue 12 - p e1 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.19.00036 Buy Metrics Abstract » Scoliosis is common in patients with cerebral palsy, and its incidence increases with the severity of the cerebral palsy. » Although there are growing reports of improved outcomes with spinal arthrodesis for scoliosis in children with nonambulatory cerebral palsy, there is no evidence-based recommendation for the scoliosis treatment approach, either operative or nonoperative, that maximizes patient health-related quality of life (HRQoL) parameters in this subgroup. » Operative intervention for neuromuscular scoliosis improves patient and caregiver outcomes and satisfaction in children with nonambulatory cerebral palsy when compared with observational treatment. » There is insufficient evidence to suggest that spinal arthrodesis for scoliosis in children with nonambulatory cerebral palsy influences HRQoL parameters. Written work prepared by employees of the Federal Government as part of their official duties is, under the United States Copyright Act, a ′work of the United States Government′ for which copyright protection under that Act is not available. As such, copyright protection does not extend to the contributions of employees of the Federal Government prepared as part of their employment.