Morbidity and mortality in the surgical treatment of 10,329 adults with degenerative lumbar stenosis.

Nov 16, 2011 by

Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW Jr, et al.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2010; 12: 443-446.

PMID: 20433290

This report presents the incidence of complications from surgery in a registry with over 10,000 stenosis patients. The overall complication rate was 7% for decompression with or without fusion, and rates of specific complication types are presented. This study provides a definitive complication rate for counseling patients.

web: http://thejns.org/doi/pdf/10.3171/2009.11.SPINE09531

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