The influence of comorbidity on the risks and benefits of spine surgery for degenerative lumbar disorders

@article{Mannion2014TheIO,
  title={The influence of comorbidity on the risks and benefits of spine surgery for degenerative lumbar disorders},
  author={Anne Frances Mannion and Tamas Fekete and François Porchet and Daniel Haschtmann and Dr. D.J. Jeszenszky and Frank S. Kleinstueck},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={66-71}
}
The ageing of the population will see a growing number of patients presenting for spine surgery with appropriate indications but numerous medical comorbidities. This complicates decision-making, requiring that the likely benefit of surgery (outcome) be carefully weighed up against the potential risk (complications). We assessed the influence of comorbidity on the risks and benefits of spine surgery. 3,549/4,053 patients with degenerative lumbar disorders, undergoing surgery with the goal of… CONTINUE READING
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