Recent advances in the prevention and management of complications associated with routine lumbar spine surgery.

Louis G. Jenis*, Wellington K. Hsu, Joseph R. O'Brien, Peter G. Whang

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Abstract

Lumbar spine surgery is often associated with complications in the perioperative and postoperative periods. Evidence-based literature in the prevention and management of adverse events, including surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, and positioning-related complications, has advanced the understanding of the etiology of these complications and preventive measures. Cost-effective measures to reduce intraoperative bleeding can lead to a lower incidence of infection, disease transmission, and morbidity in the postoperative period. As the healthcare system receives additional scrutiny with value-based assessments, surgeons, hospitals, and administrators will need to make critical decisions to prevent and manage the complications of lumbar spine surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalInstructional course lectures
Volume63
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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