Thirty-Day Morbidity After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Identification of Risk Factors and Emphasis on the Safety of Outpatient Procedures.

@article{Martin2014ThirtyDayMA,
  title={Thirty-Day Morbidity After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Identification of Risk Factors and Emphasis on the Safety of Outpatient Procedures.},
  author={Christopher T. Martin and Andrew J Pugely and Yubo Gao and Sergio A Mendoza-Lattes},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 15},
  pages={
          1288-1294
        }
}
BACKGROUND Risk factors for complication after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion remain poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for complication from a large, prospectively collected database, with a separate emphasis on the safety of outpatient procedures. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program prospectively collects thirty-day morbidity and mortality data from more than 480… CONTINUE READING
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