{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Maintaining Sagittal Balance When Performing Lumbar Fusion Surgery - Vol. 42, No. 4

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Method of Participation in the Learning Process/Evaluation Method

Successful completion of this activity includes reading the entire article and successfully completing the post-quiz and an evaluation form.

Getting the Most out of the Activity

As you prepare to participate in this activity, please reflect on your practice and your patients and identify clinical challenges you hope to have addressed.

While participating in the training, identify ways you can use newly acquired knowledge, strategies, and skills to enhance patient outcomes and your own professional development.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of sagittal balance, its importance with regard to spinopelvic harmony, and the influence of age on spinal alignment.
  2. Describe the various methods for maintaining or restoring lumbar lordosis.
  3. Interpret the impact that short-segment lumbar fusion may have on segmental lordosis and the importance of individualizing the care of each patient.
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  • ACCME 2.0 CME

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Professions: Physician
Test Code: CNE0320
Published: March 15, 2020
Expires: 3/14/2022
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Jason I. Liounakos, MD, and Michael Y. Wang, MD
Categories: Spine
Specialties: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Surgery