Adult Deformity

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Adult Deformity

Fast facts on AD:

Patients have mature skeletons with relatively stable curves, whereas youth deformity patients have immature skeletons with flexible curves. As a result, adult patients often present with back discomfort and neurological issues, whereas adolescents typically present with cosmetic issues.

  • This is characterised by loss of normal lordosis along with degenerative scoliosis due to degenerative changes.
  • It is characterised by persistent fatigue type back pain and the inability to maintain an erect posture.
  • Surgical options vary from limited fusion to full-blown deformity correction depending on patient profile.

Adult spine surgery considerably improves patient self-reported health evaluation and function, according to a generic health outcome instrument applied to adult spinal deformity surgery. With age or more caudal end vertebral levels of fusion, the beneficial benefits do not appear to decrease. To measure the final results of adult spinal Deformity Surgery, future research combining disease-specific outcomes analyses with generic health surveys would be valuable.

Adult Scoliosis Surgery considerably improves patient self-reported health evaluation and function, according to a generic health outcome instrument applied to adult spinal deformity surgery. With age or more caudal end vertebral levels of fusion, the beneficial benefits do not appear to decrease.

To measure the final results of adult spinal deformity surgery, future research combining disease-specific outcomes analyses with generic health surveys would be valuable.

Cervical Myelopathy/Stenosis
Cervical Myelopathy/Stenosis

A 76-year-old male patient with degenerative scoliosis. His main complaints were leg pains (neurogenic claudication) along with poor posture. He opted for limited fusion at the stenotic level and decompression at a level above. Post-operatively his walking distance improved significantly