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5 details on outpatient spine surgery safety in ASCs from 'Neurosurgery' analysis

By Admin | September 28, 2018

Researchers examined data from 39 published studies on the PubMed database covering anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, posterior cervical foraminotomy, cervical arthroplasty, lumbar laminectomy and discectomy and lumbar fusion in outpatient and inpatient settings. The studies included in the research were not restricted by the age of patients, or the year the study was published.

Here are the key takeaways:

1. For outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures, a study using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program tracking 4,759 outpatient ACDFs reported a complication rate of 1.5 percent. For inpatient ACDFs, the complication rate was 3.9 percent, with the researchers citing the findings from 3,135 outpatient procedures in a study published in Neurosurgery in 2017.

For more information, please read, 5 details on outpatient spine surgery safety in ASCs from 'Neurosurgery' analysis, by Becker's ASC review. 

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