Does prior short-segment surgery for adult scoliosis impact perioperative complication rates and clinical outcome among patients undergoing scoliosis correction?

@article{Kasliwal2012DoesPS,
  title={Does prior short-segment surgery for adult scoliosis impact perioperative complication rates and clinical outcome among patients undergoing scoliosis correction?},
  author={Manish Kumar Kasliwal and Justin S Smith and Christopher I. Shaffrey and Leah Yacat Carreon and Steven Glassman and Frank Schwab and Virginie Lafage and K Fu and Keith H. Bridwell},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={128-33}
}
OBJECT In many adults with scoliosis, symptoms can be principally referable to focal pathology and can be addressed with short-segment procedures, such as decompression with or without fusion. A number of patients subsequently require more extensive scoliosis correction. However, there is a paucity of data on the impact of prior short-segment surgeries on the outcome of subsequent major scoliosis correction, which could be useful in preoperative counseling and surgical decision making. The… CONTINUE READING
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