Complications and mortality associated with cervical spine surgery for degenerative disease in the United States.

@article{Wang2007ComplicationsAM,
  title={Complications and mortality associated with cervical spine surgery for degenerative disease in the United States.},
  author={Marjorie C. Wang and Leighton Chan and Dennis J. Maiman and William I Kreuter and Richard A. Deyo},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={342-7}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence of complications and mortality associated with surgery for degenerative disease of the cervical spine using population-based data. To evaluate the associations between complications and mortality and age, primary diagnosis and type of surgical procedure. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Recent studies have shown an increase in the number of cervical spine surgeries performed for degenerative disease in the United States… CONTINUE READING
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