The emerging role of artificial intelligence in adult spinal deformity

Izzet Akosman, Francis Lovecchio, Keith Lyons, J. Manuel Sarmiento, Amanda Lans, Hamid Ghaedina, Joseph H. Schwab, Mitchell S. Fourman

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Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to computer-based technologies that seek to replicate human intelligence by allowing software to make decisions and provide recommendations based on the analysis of large datasets. Present applications of AI in spine deformity surgery have focused on improving safety and efficacy by automating, standardizing, and facilitating data guided approaches. In this review, the authors focus on 3 types of AI technology: 1) Surgical classification, 2) individualized outcome prediction, and 3) surgical planning. It is anticipated that AI will become an essential part of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of adult spinal deformity surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100986
JournalSeminars in Spine Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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