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Spine Surgery pp 473-479 | Cite as

Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis

  • Sebastian HartmannEmail author
  • Anja Tschugg
  • Claudius Thomé
Chapter

Abstract

Treatment strategies for degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) range from simple decompression of neural structures or decompression with limited fusion to invasive curve correction manoeuvres with extended fusion procedures. In general, the literature demonstrates that the surgical treatment of DLS patients seems to be superior to conservative care. Nevertheless, a high rate of complications based on some neurological and predominately mechanical failures has been reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Hartmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anja Tschugg
    • 1
  • Claudius Thomé
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMedical University InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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