Complications and intercenter variability of three-column osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of 423 patients.

@article{Bianco2014ComplicationsAI,
  title={Complications and intercenter variability of three-column osteotomies for spinal deformity surgery: a retrospective review of 423 patients.},
  author={Kristina M. Bianco and Robert Norton and Frank Schwab and Justin S. Smith and Eric O. Klineberg and Ibrahim Obeid and Gregory M. Mundis and Christopher I. Shaffrey and Khaled M. Kebaish and Richard A. Hostin and Robert A. Hart and Munish Gupta and Douglas C. Burton and Christopher P. Ames and Oheneba B Boachie-Adjei and Themistocles S. Protopsaltis and Virginie Lafage},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={E18}
}
OBJECT Three-column resection osteotomies (3COs) are commonly performed for sagittal deformity but have high rates of reported complications. Authors of this study aimed to examine the incidence of and intercenter variability in major intraoperative complications (IOCs), major postoperative complications (POCs) up to 6 weeks postsurgery, and overall complications (that is, both IOCs and POCs). They also aimed to investigate the incidence of and intercenter variability in blood loss during 3CO… CONTINUE READING