• fusions
  • Using relevant in-hospital patient records from the New York State Inpatient Sample, we found a 7.5-fold decrease in the risk of reoperation for pseudarthrosis after long fusions when using BMP. (scoliosis.org)
  • These results suggest reconsideration of the classical hypothesis of elevated rates of adjacent segment disease occurring due to lumbar fusion, because reoperations occurred after both decompressions and lumbar fusions," write the authors. (empr.com)
  • outcomes
  • Kris Radcliff, MD, from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined whether lumbar fusion or patient-level characteristics correlate with reoperation at the index or adjacent levels using data from the combined randomized and observational cohorts enrolled in Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial for treatment of spinal stenosis. (empr.com)
  • major
  • The need for unplanned early reoperation usually represents a major adverse event in the patient's postoperative course. (sages.org)