September 12, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — At the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, a presenter said that at 2-year follow-up after posterior spinal fusion for non-ambulatory cerebral palsy, one-third of patients demonstrated meaningful improvement in health-related quality of life.
“Radiographic parameters were not associated with clinical improvement at all,” Daniel J. Miller, MD, said during his presentation. “Patients who demonstrated a meaningful improvement tended to start with a lower preoperative [caregiver priorities and child health index of life with disabilities] CPCHILD score. This may suggest these patients may have more room for improvement from spinal fusion surgery.”