Anticoagulation risk in spine surgery.

  title={Anticoagulation risk in spine surgery.},
  author={Joseph Cheng and Paul M. Arnold and Paul A. Anderson and Dena Fischer and Joseph R. Dettori},
  volume={35 9 Suppl},
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To determine the high-risk populations for thromboembolic events in spine surgery patients, the risk of anticoagulation in spine surgery patients by type of anticoagulation, and whether there is a safe perioperative window of nonanticoagulation for these high-risk patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Thromboembolic complications after major spinal surgery is a significant risk for patients. Anticoagulation to reduce this risk is of concern because… CONTINUE READING