Experience with 161 cases of anterior exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine in an acute care surgery model: impact of exposure level and underlying pathology on morbidity.

@article{Seoudi2013ExperienceW1,
  title={Experience with 161 cases of anterior exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine in an acute care surgery model: impact of exposure level and underlying pathology on morbidity.},
  author={Hani M Seoudi and Matthew Laporta and Margaret M Griffen and Anne Rizzo and Ranjit R Pullarkat},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 18},
  pages={1602-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of anterior exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine by an acute care surgery service. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spine surgeons typically require an "approach surgeon" to provide anterior exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine. We hypothesized that a dedicated acute care surgery service can perform those operations with acceptable morbidity and mortality. METHODS A retrospective review of 161 trauma and… CONTINUE READING