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Degenerative lumbar scoliosis.

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Oskouian, RJ; Shaffrey, CI
Published in: Neurosurg Clin N Am
July 2006

In adults, symptomatic scoliosis is usually a de novo primary degenerative deformity that develops in the fifth or sixth decade or an unrecognized or untreated idiopathic deformity with superimposed degeneration. The evaluation and treatment of adult scoliosis must focus on addressing patient symptoms while limiting the consequences of the treatment. The presence of neurological deficits, the flexibility of the deformity, the coronal and sagittal balance, and status of spinal segments outside of the main deformity are all important considerations when planning surgery. The complication rate of deformity surgery in adults is potentially high; but excellent functional outcome and patient satisfaction can occur with thorough preoperative patient education and meticulous surgical technique.

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Neurosurg Clin N Am

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ISSN

1042-3680

Publication Date

July 2006

Volume

17

Issue

3

Start / End Page

299 / vii

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Transforming Growth Factor beta
  • Scoliosis
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral Disc
  • Internal Fixators
  • Humans
  • Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2
 

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Oskouian, R. J., & Shaffrey, C. I. (2006). Degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am, 17(3), 299–vii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2006.05.002
Oskouian, Rod J., and Christopher I. Shaffrey. “Degenerative lumbar scoliosis.Neurosurg Clin N Am 17, no. 3 (July 2006): 299–vii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2006.05.002.
Oskouian RJ, Shaffrey CI. Degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Jul;17(3):299–vii.
Oskouian, Rod J., and Christopher I. Shaffrey. “Degenerative lumbar scoliosis.Neurosurg Clin N Am, vol. 17, no. 3, July 2006, pp. 299–vii. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.nec.2006.05.002.
Oskouian RJ, Shaffrey CI. Degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006 Jul;17(3):299–vii.
Journal cover image

Published In

Neurosurg Clin N Am

DOI

ISSN

1042-3680

Publication Date

July 2006

Volume

17

Issue

3

Start / End Page

299 / vii

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Transforming Growth Factor beta
  • Scoliosis
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral Disc
  • Internal Fixators
  • Humans
  • Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2