Degenerative scoliosis describes a side-to-side curvature of the spine caused by degeneration of joints between the vertebrae. The condition occurs most frequently in people over 65 years of age (spine-health.com). An aging world population and an increase in spinal deformities make this a rapidly expanding field.
The unique format of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis, featuring over 190 colour illustrations, aids spine surgeons in the management of various degenerative spinal conditions. Consisting of three sections, the book provides an overview of lumbar degenerative scoliosis, the indications for treatment and surgical planning and finally, discussion on the available surgical techniques, with authoritative commentary on the experiences of leading surgeons.
Written by world renowned experts, this book combines the expertise of both Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery specialists, providing insight into optimal treatment and patient outcomes.
Written by leading surgeons in a rapidly expanding field
Unique format; case-based approach with images and figures, surgical principles and key concepts
Guides surgeons' choice of operative therapy
Over 190 colour illustrations
James S Harrop MD FACS Professor of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Neurosurgical Director Delaware Valley SCI Centre, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA Ahmed J Awad MD Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine Alexander R Vaccaro MD PhD The Everett and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Medical Centre, Philadelphia, USA
Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Thoracolumbar Spine Anatomy and Pathoetiology of Degenerative Scoliosis Imaging and Radiographic Measurement Techniques for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis The Importance of Spinal Balance in the Management of Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Natural History of Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Differences Biomechanically and Clinically Between De Novo Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis and Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgical Planning When Is Posterior Decompression Alone Adequate in the Setting of Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Determining Fusion Levels in Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Is An Interbody Fusion Always Necessary? The Lateral Approach as a Stand-Alone Technique for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis-Outcome Assessment When Does One Stop at L5 as A Distal Fusion Level Instead of the Sacrum In Multilevel Fusions For Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Surgical Techniques Anterior Approaches (Retroperitoneal/ Transperitoneal) Posterior Fusion Techniques for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Ponte Osteotomies Smith Peterson Osteotomies Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomies Vertebral Column Resection The Lateral Approach Sacral Pelvic Fixation Strategies in the Setting of Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis Circumferential Approaches MIS Techniques