Degenerative lumbar scoliosis

John D. Koerner, Charles A. Reitman, Paul M. Arnold, Jeffrey Rihn

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Degenerative lumbar scoliosis is a common condition, with a higher prevalence in older populations, that can lead to substantial pain and disability. " After a course of nonoperative treatment, surgery is indicated to address neurological deficits and/or disability resulting from deformity with or without stenosis. " Surgical intervention may include decompression with or without fusion and can be performed from an anterior, lateral, posterior, or combined approach. " Despite a relatively high prevalence of perioperative complications, the overall long-term outcomes of surgical interventions for degenerative lumbar scoliosis are favorable in well-selected, medically optimized patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJBJS Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Koerner, J. D., Reitman, C. A., Arnold, P. M., & Rihn, J. (2015). Degenerative lumbar scoliosis. JBJS Reviews, 3(4), 1-10. [e1].