- Provides the orthopedic surgeon and spinal practitioner with the most current evidence and expert thought about the evaluation and management of adult lumbar scoliosis
- Covers pre-operative evaluation and radiography, non-operative and operative strategies, including minimally invasive techniques, and post-operative management
- Includes a focus on surgical outcomes as well as the costs and impact of complications and their management
Providing a sound definition and review of the pertinent treatment goals for the management of adult lumbar scoliosis, this practical and comprehensive guide covers everything from pre-operative evaluation and radiography to post-operative management and complications. Bothnon-operative and operative strategies are presented, including minimally invasive techniques, decompression, anterior release, spinal osteotomy, and proximal and distal fixation, with an emphasis on clinical guidelines and management outcomes. The impact and prevention of complications following treatment are also discussed, including the prevention of proximal junctional kyphosis. Concluding with an examination of future directions for research and clinical treatment strategies, the comprehensive approach of this book provides the orthopedicsurgeon, neurosurgeon and spinal practitioner with the most current evidence and expert thought about the evaluation and management of adult lumbar scoliosis.
Eric O. Klineberg, MD, Associate Professor and Spine Fellowship Program Director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Center, University of California - Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA