INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPINE SURGERY, vol.13, no.4, pp.336-344, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPINE SURGERY
adult spinal deformity, complications, elderly, nonoperative, outcomes, surgery, treatment, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, CLINICALLY IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, SURGERY, COMPLICATIONS, MULTICENTER, SCOLIOSIS, OUTCOMES, PARAMETERS, SRS-22R
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Background: Treatment of adult spinal deformity (ASD) in elderly patients remains controversial. The aim of this study was to identify the factors leading to the surgical treatment by comparing the baseline characteristics of operative versus nonoperative patients, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of surgery, and to compare operative and nonoperative management of elderly ASD patients at the end of the 2-year follow-up period.