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Table 2 Characteristics of surgical cohort

From: Functional outcome of non-surgical and surgical management for de novo degenerative lumbar scoliosis: a mean follow-up of 10 years

Parameter Value
Number of patients 15
Age at index surgery (years) 63.5 ± 7.5
Posterior-only approach 15 (100%)
Posterior instrumentation and fusion 15 (100%)
Number of levels fused, range (average) 2–8 (4.7)
UIV, range T10-L4
LIV, range L5-ilium
PLIF 2 (13.3%)
DLIF 2 (13.3%)
Decompression 6 (40%)
  1. Value of age is expressed as the mean and standard deviation
  2. UIV upper-most instrumented vertebra, LIV lower-most instrumented vertebra, DLIF direct lateral interbody fusion, PLIF posterior lumbar interbody fusion