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Spine surgery is safe in patients of advanced age

By Admin | January 08, 2020

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (DECEMBER 17, 2019). Spine surgeons from seven institutions in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, conducted a multicenter, prospective study of spine surgeries performed in patients 80 years of age and older. Although the overall perioperative complication rate was high--20%, there were no major systemic complications and no deaths in the patients. The surgeons conclude that spine surgery is safe in this age group.

For more information please read, Spine surgery is safe in patients of advanced age, by Eurek Alert.

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