Surgical Management of Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis

  • Yoshiaki Toyama


Among the spinal deformities in the aged, degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) has been attracting attention together with degenerative lumbar kyphosis, and there has been active discussion on the pathogenesis and treatment of DLS in recent years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the surgical management of symptomatic DLS in the light of how symptoms develop, and we have placed emphasis on the indications for correction and spinal fusion. We also discuss the selection of posterior instrumentation surgery, including the problems arising from it.


Spinal Fusion Facet Joint Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Japanese Orthopaedic Association 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Toyama
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySchool of Medicine, Keio UniversityShinjuku-ku, TokyoJapan

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