Degenerative lumbar scoliosis in elderly patients: dynamic stabilization without fusion versus posterior instrumented fusion.

@article{Silvestre2014DegenerativeLS,
  title={Degenerative lumbar scoliosis in elderly patients: dynamic stabilization without fusion versus posterior instrumented fusion.},
  author={Mario Di Silvestre and Francesco Lolli and Georgios Bakaloudis},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Posterolateral fusion with pedicle screw instrumentation is currently the most widely accepted technique for degenerative lumbar scoliosis in elderly patients. However, a high incidence of complications has been reported in most series. Dynamic stabilization without fusion in patients older than 60 years has not previously been compared with the use of posterior fusion in degenerative lumbar scoliosis. PURPOSE To compare dynamic stabilization without fusion and posterior… CONTINUE READING