ADULT ONSET SCOLIOSIS
Why are you in pain?
- Progressive deformity of the lumbar spine resulting from an unstable form of arthritic aging
- Very gradual onset of a sensation of trunk instability to the side and front
- Increasingly severe low back pain, sometimes combined with sciatica or cruralgia *see Lumbar spinal stenosis
Which examinations should be carried out before consulting us?*
- X-rays of the entire spine Front and Profile view
- Lumbar CT scan
- Lumbar MRI
*Examinations required for the study of your case at the CCV Montpellier
What surgical treatment can we recommend?
- Correction of spinal deformity by 1 or 2 stage arthrodesis (posterior and/or anterior surgery)
- Nerve root decompression by laminectomy
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The key points
- Indication: Lumbosciatica resistant to medical treatment for more than 12 months, with repercussions on daily activities justifying a surgical procedure
- Minimally invasive and safe technique by CT scan guidance for screw placement in the vertebrae
over 20 to 40 cm
in the back
Duration of surgery
Average length of hospital stay
Immobilization: removable thermoformed brace for 3 months
Average recovery time
Minimum duration of absence from work
Period before starting back driving
Duration before resuming sports activities
Flying home after surgery
Duration of evolution until the final result of the surgery
*These are mean times, with possibility of significant variability from one patient to another.
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