Degenerative lumbar scoliosis associated with spinal stenosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND CONTEXT Degenerative de novo scoliosis is commonly present in older adult patients with spinal pain. The degenerative process including disc bulging, facet arthritis, and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy contributes to the appearance of symptoms of spinal stenosis in these patients. PURPOSE The etiology, prevalence, biomechanics, classification… (More)

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