Long-term complications in adult spinal deformity patients having combined surgery a comparison of primary to revision patients.

@article{Lapp2001LongtermCI,
  title={Long-term complications in adult spinal deformity patients having combined surgery a comparison of primary to revision patients.},
  author={Mark A Lapp and Keith H. Bridwell and Lawrence G Lenke and K. Daniel Riew and Douglas A Linville and Kevin R Eck and Felix F Ungacta},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={973-83}
}
STUDY DESIGN This is a comparison of primary (N = 18) to revision (N = 26) combined (anterior and posterior surgery) adult spinal deformity patients with regard to late (>6 months) complications and radiographic/functional outcomes at a minimum 2-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES To determine whether revision status increases the risk of late complications or offers a poor prognosis for functional outcome in adult deformity patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It is known that patients who have… CONTINUE READING

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