Adult degenerative scoliosis: a review.


Journal Article (Review)

OBJECTIVE: To review and define principles and features of treatment for adult degenerative scoliosis, the most common cause of adult spinal deformities. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a comprehensive review of the literature and our clinical experience. METHODS: A systematic review of Medline was conducted, including journal articles published in March 2007 and before. We searched for articles related to adult spinal deformities (scoliosis) and treatments. CONCLUSION: Degenerative scoliosis is a complex disorder. The primary surgical aims are to decompress the neural elements, normalize both sagittal balance and coronal and rotational deformity, fixate to the sacrum/ilium when appropriate, and optimize conditions for osteogenesis and fusion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Birknes, JK; White, AP; Albert, TJ; Shaffrey, CI; Harrop, JS

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 3 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 103

PubMed ID

  • 18812938

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18812938

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1524-4040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.NEU.0000325485.49323.B2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States