Treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis 3.
Surgical Treatment in Adult Scoliosis
Surgery for adult scoliosis carries with it relatively high risks. For this reason, surgery is only recommended when the risks are far outweighed by the expected benefits.
Surgery will not be recommended for most cases of scoliosis, particularly in curves of less than 40 degrees. In general, pain is the most common reason for surgery in adult scoliosis. Surgery may be recommended in the following cases:
- Curvatures over 50 degrees with persistent pain.
- Surgery is almost always recommended for adults with curvatures over 60 degrees; those over 100 are life-threatening. + Continue Reading