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5 things to know about short-term morbidity for neuromuscular scoliosis surgery patients

By Laura Dyrda

A new study published in Spine examined the risk factors for short-term morbidity after posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis.

The researchers examined patients who underwent posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis from 2012 and 2013 based on information from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. There were 940 patients included in the study. The researchers found:

1. About 14 percent of the patients reported adverse events and 10.5 percent reported a severe adverse event.

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