Adult scoliosis surgery outcomes: a systematic review.

By London Spine

Adult scoliosis surgery outcomes: a systematic review.

Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Mar;28(3):E3

Authors: Yadla S, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK, Harrop JS

Appreciation of the optimal management of skeletally mature patients with spinal deformities requires understanding of the natural history of the disease relative to expected outcomes of surgical intervention. Appropriate outcome measures are necessary to define the surgical treatment. Unfortunately, the literature lacks prospective randomized data. The majority of published series report outcomes of a particular surgical approach, procedure, or surgeon. The purpose of the current study was to systematically review the present spine deformity literature and assess the available data on clinical and radiographic outcome measurements.

PMID: 20192664 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]