Document Type: CASE REPORT
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident,
Harvard Combined Residency Program
55 Fruit Street, Boston
2Department of Neurological Surgery, Cornell University, 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY, United States
Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Kantonsspital Baselland, Rheinstrasse 26, CH-4410 Liestal
We report the case of a 73-year-old female with severe degenerative scoliosis and back and leg pain that wassuccessfully treated with stand- alone cages via an extreme lateral transpsoas approach. This patient had declinedopen surgery and instrumentation due to her advanced age concerns about potential side effects.