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Adult degenerative scoliosis: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18812938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To review and define principles and features of treatment for adult degenerative scoliosis, the most common cause of adult spinal deformities. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a comprehensive review of the literature and our clinical experience. METHODS: A systematic review of Medline was conducted, including journal articles published in March 2007 and before. We searched for articles related to adult spinal deformities (scoliosis) and treatments. CONCLUSION: Degenerative scoliosis is a complex disorder. The primary surgical aims are to decompress the neural elements, normalize both sagittal balance and coronal and rotational deformity, fixate to the sacrum/ilium when appropriate, and optimize conditions for osteogenesis and fusion.
John K Birknes; Andrew P White; Todd J Albert; Christopher I Shaffrey; James S Harrop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-24     Completed Date:  2009-05-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Scoliosis / radiography*,  therapy*
Spinal Fusion / trends

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