Lumbar spine fusion in obese and morbidly obese patients.

@article{Vaidya2009LumbarSF,
  title={Lumbar spine fusion in obese and morbidly obese patients.},
  author={Rahul Vaidya and Julia Carp and Stephen W Bartol and Nicole Ouellette and Sandra M Lee and Anil Sethi},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={495-500}
}
STUDY DESIGN Single-center retrospective study. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the surgical experience, clinical outcomes, and effect on body weight between obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing lumbar spine fusion surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery are a challenge to the operating surgeon. Only few reports are available on the perioperative data in this group of patients. Further, it is unknown if the… CONTINUE READING

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