Hypomagnesemia in postoperative spine fusion patients.

STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective review of 49 consecutive patient charts and a prospective study of 44 consecutive patients who underwent spinal fusion. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and clinical significance of hypomagnesemia after spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Hypomagnesemia may be seen in 61% of patients in postoperative… CONTINUE READING