Article Abstract

The “Kickstand Rod” technique for correction of coronal imbalance in patients with adult spinal deformity: theory and technical considerations

Authors: Melvin C. Makhni, Meghan Cerpa, James D. Lin, Paul J. Park, Lawrence G. Lenke


The “Kickstand-Rod” technique: new surgical procedure for correction of coronal imbalance (CI) in spinal deformity patients. Coronal plane correction is difficult to achieve and maintain. We developed the technique for CI in deformity patients. The technique is a safe and effective method for correction of CI in deformity patients.