Spinal fusion for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis: national trends, complications, and in-hospital outcomes.

@article{Rumalla2016SpinalFF,
  title={Spinal fusion for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis: national trends, complications, and in-hospital outcomes.},
  author={Kavelin Rumalla and Chester K. Yarbrough and Andrew J Pugely and Linda A Koester and Ian G. Dorward},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={500-508}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine if the recent changes in technology, surgical techniques, and surgical literature have influenced practice trends in spinal fusion surgery for pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS). In this study the authors analyzed recent trends in the surgical management of NMS and investigated the effect of various patient and surgical factors on in-hospital complications, outcomes, and costs, using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database… CONTINUE READING
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