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Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

James S Harrop Ahmed J Awad Alexander R Vaccaro

190 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Degenerative scoliosis describes a side-to-side curvature of the spine caused by degeneration of joints between the vertebrae. The condition occurs most frequently in people over 65 years of age (spine-health.com). An aging world population and an increase in spinal deformities make this a rapidly expanding field.

The unique format of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis, featuring over 190 colour illustrations, aids spine surgeons in the management of various degenerative spinal conditions. Consisting of three sections, the book provides an overview of lumbar degenerative scoliosis, the indications for treatment and surgical planning and finally, discussion on the available surgical techniques, with authoritative commentary on the experiences of leading surgeons.

Written by world renowned experts, this book combines the expertise of both Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery specialists, providing insight into optimal treatment and patient outcomes. 

Key Points

  • Written by leading surgeons in a rapidly expanding field
  • Unique format; case-based approach with images and figures, surgical principles and key concepts
  • Guides surgeons’ choice of operative therapy
  • Over 190 colour illustrations
Author Bio

James S Harrop MD FACS
Professor of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Neurosurgical Director Delaware Valley SCI Centre, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ahmed J Awad MD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

Alexander R Vaccaro MD PhD
The Everett and Marion Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Medical Centre, Philadelphia, USA