The Aging of the Global Population: The Changing Epidemiology of Disease and Spinal Disorders.

@article{Fehlings2015TheAO,
  title={The Aging of the Global Population: The Changing Epidemiology of Disease and Spinal Disorders.},
  author={Michael G. Fehlings and Lindsay A. Tetreault and Anick Nater and Ted Choma and James A Harrop and Tom E Mroz and Carlo Santaguida and Justin S. Smith},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={77 Suppl 4},
  pages={S1-5}
}
The global population is currently undergoing an upward shift in its age structure due to decreasing fertility rates and increasing life expectancy. As a result, clinicians worldwide will be required to manage an increasing number of spinal disorders specific to the elderly and the aging of the spine. Elderly individuals pose unique challenges to health care systems and to spinal physicians as these patients typically have an increased number of medical comorbidities, reduced bone density mass… CONTINUE READING