Degenerative scoliosis: Surgical treatment

Jeffrey L. Gum, Jacob M. Buchowski

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Abstract

Adult degenerative (de novo) scoliosis (ADS) typically presents in the sixth decade and can present a challenging surgical decision-making dilemma. Not only do surgical ADS patients have large deformities, they also have age-inherent spondylitic changes and medical comorbidities that can make treatment challenging. Categorization of radiographic findings along with clinical symptomatology, an algorithmic approach can aid in the surgical decision-making process and ultimately improve clinical outcomes of ADS patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages695-702
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783662477564
ISBN (Print)9783662477557
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) -Decompression -Fusion level -Spondylosis -Myelogram

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