Combining minimally invasive techniques for treating multilevel disease as well as adult degenerative scoliosis

Burak M. Ozgur, Lissa Baird

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Practical Guide to Anatomy and Techniques
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages121-127
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780387898308
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Ozgur, B. M., & Baird, L. (2009). Combining minimally invasive techniques for treating multilevel disease as well as adult degenerative scoliosis. In Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Practical Guide to Anatomy and Techniques (pp. 121-127). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-89831-5_14