Comparative safety of simultaneous and staged anterior and posterior spinal surgery.

@article{Passias2012ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative safety of simultaneous and staged anterior and posterior spinal surgery.},
  author={Peter Gust Passias and Yan Ma and Ya Lin Chiu and Madhu Mazumdar and Federico Pablo Girardi and Stavros G Memtsoudis},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={247-55}
}
STUDY DESIGN Analysis of population-based national hospital discharge data collected for the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. OBJECTIVE To study perioperative outcomes of circumferential spine surgery performed on either the same or different days of the same hospitalization. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Circumferential spine fusion surgery has been linked to an increased adjusted risk in perioperative morbidity and mortality compared with procedures involving only 1 site. To minimize these risks… CONTINUE READING

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