Impact of the Number of Levels on Adverse Events and Length of Stay Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion Procedures.

@article{Bohl2018ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the Number of Levels on Adverse Events and Length of Stay Following Posterior Lumbar Fusion Procedures.},
  author={Daniel D Bohl and Brittany E. Haws and Benjamin Khechen and Dil V. Patel and Benjamin C. Mayo and Junyoung J Ahn and Philip K Louie and Kaitlyn L. Cardinal and Jordan A. Guntin and Keisham Upendra Singh},
  journal={Clinical spine surgery},
  year={2018}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: Little is known regarding the impact of the number of operative levels on the risk for adverse events following spinal procedures. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to test for associations between the number of operative levels and occurrence of adverse events following posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). METHODS Patients undergoing 1-, 2-, or 3-level PLFs were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical… CONTINUE READING
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