More Than a Third of Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Experience at Least one Psychological Disorder

Ortho Spine News—September 6, 2016

An article published by Ortho Spine News' Drue De Angelis reports on research conducted by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) that indicates, "Adult spinal deformity patients displayed the highest prevalence of psychological impairment, when compared with three other disabling chronic diseases."

According to the article, "The disability associated with adult spinal deformity has been noted as 'concerning' in the literature." Study investigator Bassel Diebo, MD, a spine fellow at HSS, adds that this is particularly true "when compared to other self-reported chronic conditions."

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