© Springer-Verlag Wien 2014. The demographic shift toward an older population in the United States has led to an increased prevalence of adult scoliosis, with reported rates as high as 70 % among the elderly . Although the disease may have a relatively benign course, some patients experience significant symptoms as a result of disc degeneration, facet arthropathy, and/or nerve root compression. Patients with symptomatic adult scoliosis typically present with pain and disability, and back pain and radiculopathy are the most common presentations . Complete understanding of adult scoliosis requires assessment of lumbopelvic parameters, which have recently been shown to correlate with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and have proven to be important in surgical planning for patients with adult spine deformity [3–6].
Kasliwal, MK; Smith, JS; Singh, M; Shaffrey, CI
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques
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