Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Staged Versus Same-day Surgery

@article{Shufflebarger1991AnteriorAP,
  title={Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion Staged Versus Same-day Surgery},
  author={Harry L. Shufflebarger and Jan Grimm and Vivian Bui and Jeffrey D. Thomson},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1991},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          930-3
        }
}
Seventy-five patients who underwent combined anterior and posterior spinal fusion were compared to evaluate the results and safety of staged vs. continuous anterior and posterior spinal fusion. Thirty-five patients underwent two-stage anterior and posterior spinal fusion. The first stage consisted of anterior release; the second stage, which took place 7-10 days later, consisted of posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation. Forty patients underwent continuous anterior and posterior spinal… CONTINUE READING
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