Iliac crest bone graft donor site pain after anterior lumbar interbody fusion: a prospective patient satisfaction outcome assessment.

@article{Sasso2005IliacCB,
  title={Iliac crest bone graft donor site pain after anterior lumbar interbody fusion: a prospective patient satisfaction outcome assessment.},
  author={Rick C. Sasso and Jean Charles LeHuec and Christopher Shaffrey},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 Suppl},
  pages={S77-81}
}
BACKGROUND Autogenous iliac crest bone is the gold-standard graft for spinal fusion surgery. Unfortunately, there is a frequent incidence of graft site pain that persists well into the postoperative period with complication rates reported in 2.8-39% of patients. Persistent pain lasting at least 2 years is reported in 15-39% of patients. OBJECTIVE The objective of this work was to determine the incidence of acute and persistent pain as well as patient assessment of graft site appearance… CONTINUE READING
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