Combining Minimally Invasive Techniques for Treating Multilevel Disease as Well as Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
With increasing life expectancy and the steadily increasing population of aging adults in the developed world, degenerative diseases are becoming increasingly common to the clinician. Knowing how to manage such conditions with optimal therapeutic benefit, minimal suffering, and minimal costs is necessary for the success of a health-care system. Degenerative disease of the spine in elderly patients is common. In 1.4–12% of the adult population, spinal column degeneration results in a condition known as adult degenerative scoliosis [1–3]. The average age of presentation is in the seventh decade of life, with progressive degeneration.
KeywordsPedicle Screw Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Interbody Fusion Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Degenerative Scoliosis
- 5.Simmons ED. Surgical treatment of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with associated scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 March;(384):45–53.Google Scholar
- 7.Simotas AC. Nonoperative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 March;(384):153–161.Google Scholar
- 10.Pimenta L. Lateral endoscopic transpsoas retroperitoneal approach for lumbar spine surgery. Paper presented at: VIII Brazilian Spine Society Meeting; May 2001; Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Google Scholar