Fast facts on adult deformity:
- Adult deformity is characterised by loss of normal lordosis along with degenerative scoliosis due to degenerative changes.
- It is characterised by persistent fatigue type back pain and inability to maintain erect posture.
- Surgical options vary from limited fusion to full blown deformity correction depending on patient profile.
76 year old male patient with degenerative scoliosis. His main complaints were leg pains (neurogenic claudication) along with poor posture. He opted for limited fusion at stenotic level and decompression at level above. Post-operatively his walking distance improved significantly