Degenerative scoliosis: Surgical treatment

Jeffrey L. Gum, Jacob M. Buchowski

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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
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783662477564
ISBN (Print)9783662477557
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


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


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