Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2013 , Vol 23 , Num - Ek
Lumbar Segmental Instability and Deformity
Tuncer SÜZER
Amerikan Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye Instability develops in lumbar spine as a result of degenerative process in time. Segmental instability causes chronic low back pain and decreases the quality of life of the patient. The deformity which develops secondary to lumbar instability is seen as coronal and sagittal inbalance. The diagnosis is made with the radiological and clinical findings. When conservative treatment modalities fail, surgery and stabilization is necessary for those patients. Anahtar Kelimeler : Deformity, Segmental instability, Instrumentation