Operative treatment


Careful decision making the key

Depends on symptoms, age, flexibility of curve, 3D shape, balance, previous medical history, bone quality

Limited posterior fusion
Limited posterior fusion with asymmetric interbody cage
Long posterior fusion
Anterior correction and fusion with instrumentation
Anterior release followed by posterior instrumentation
Osteotomies to correct fixed deformity

In degenerative adult scoliosis a nerve decompression is often also performed

Please click on each option for an illustrated example

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