A Clinical Study of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis

  • Myung-Sang Moon
  • Kyu-Sung Lee
  • Chong-In Lim
  • Young-Bum Kim
  • Heon-Sang Lee


There have been several epidemiologic studies showing that scoliosis is most common in the elderly over 50 years of age [1,2]. Vanderpool et al. reported that scoliotic curves in the elderly were due to osteoporosis or osteomalacia [3], but Robin found no direct correlation between the presence or progression of scoliosis and osteoporosis [2].


Idiopathic Scoliosis Disk Degeneration Curve Progression Radicular Pain Concave Side 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myung-Sang Moon
  • Kyu-Sung Lee
  • Chong-In Lim
  • Young-Bum Kim
  • Heon-Sang Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryCatholic University Medical CollegeSeo-Cho-Ku, SeoulKorea

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