BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders
The factors associated with lateral curve flexibility in degenerative scoliosis have not been well documented. Disc degeneration could result in significant change in stiffness and range of motion in lateral bending films. The osteophytes could be commonly observed in degenerative spine but the relationship between osteophyte formation and curve flexibility remains controversial. The aim of the current study is to clarify if the disc degeneration and osteophyte formation were both associated with curve flexibility of degenerative scoliosis.
Zhu, Feng; Bao, Hongda; Yan, Peng; Liu, Shunan; and Bao, Mike, "Do the Disc Degeneration and Osteophyte Contribute to the Curve Rigidity of Degenerative Scoliosis?" (2017). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 653.