Comparative in-hospital morbidity and mortality after revision versus primary thoracic and lumbar spine fusion.

@article{Ma2010ComparativeIM,
  title={Comparative in-hospital morbidity and mortality after revision versus primary thoracic and lumbar spine fusion.},
  author={Yan Ma and Peter Gust Passias and Licia K. Gaber-Baylis and Federico Pablo Girardi and Stavros G Memtsoudis},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={881-9}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Despite increasing utilization of surgical spine fusions, a paucity of literature addressing perioperative complications after revision posterior spinal fusion (RPSF) versus primary posterior spine fusion (PPSF) of the thoracic and lumbar spine exists. PURPOSE To examine demographics of patients undergoing PPSF and RPSF of the thoracic and lumbar spine, assess the incidence of perioperative morbidity and mortality, and determine independent risk factors for in-hospital… CONTINUE READING

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