About the book
With significant numbers of adults and older adults developing a spinal deformity, this book aims to discuss the information and treatment needs of these patients; these include adults with hyperkyphosis, osteoporosis combined with scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, thoracic hyperkyphosis, spondylolisthesis, congenital scoliosis, idiopathic as well as Denovo scoliosis and other spinal disorders. The latest innovative conservative and surgical approaches to the treatment of these conditions will be discussed. Although much is known about adolescents with scoliosis and other spinal deformities much less research has been conducted on adults and older adults. With the numbers of older people everywhere increasing significantly in recent years, it is important that we address the needs of this patient group. It is also very important to give these patients a voice through qualitative research to enable clinicians, researchers and the family understand how we can best help them. It is also anticipated that other issues of importance to adults and older adults with spinal deformities such as the patients learning how to treat their own deformity (self management), becoming more independent and learning the exercises and activities to manage their own pain, gait, mobility and functional activities will also be debated.