Factors predicting postoperative complications following spinal fusions in children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Lipton1999FactorsPP,
  title={Factors predicting postoperative complications following spinal fusions in children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Glenn E Lipton and Freeman Miller and Kirk W. Dabney and Haluk Altiok and Steven J. Bachrach},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={197-205}
}
A retrospective review of 107 patients with cerebral palsy who had undergone a posterior spinal fusion with unit rod instrumentation by the same two surgeons was done to determine what factors cause complications that lead to delayed recovery time and a longer than average hospital stay. The operative risk score was developed with scores for the child's ability to walk and talk, oral feeding ability, cognitive ability, and medical problems within the year prior to surgery. Operative risk score… CONTINUE READING

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