Decompression alone versus decompression with limited fusion for treatment of degenerative lumbar scoliosis in the elderly patient

@inproceedings{Daubs2012DecompressionAV,
  title={Decompression alone versus decompression with limited fusion for treatment of degenerative lumbar scoliosis in the elderly patient},
  author={Michael David Daubs and Lawrence G Lenke and Keith H. Bridwell and Gene Cheh and Yongjung Jay Kim and Georgia Stobbs},
  booktitle={Evidence-based spine-care journal},
  year={2012}
}
STUDY DESIGN  Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE  To analyze the surgical results of a group of patients older than 65 years treated for mild degenerative lumbar scoliosis (<30°) with stenosis, treated with decompression alone or decompression and limited fusion. METHODS  We evaluated 55 patients, all older than 65 years from our prospectively collected database with mild degenerative scoliosis (<30°) and stenosis who underwent surgery. Laminectomy alone was performed in 16 patients, and… CONTINUE READING
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