Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF ISFAHAN MEDICAL SCHOOL (I.U.M.S)   2ND WEEK NOVEMBER 2017 , Volume 35 , Number 446 #B0038; Page(s) 1197 To 1202.
 
Paper: 

POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS OF POSTERIOR FUSION WITH INSTRUMENTATION IN ADULT PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS

 
 
Author(s):  ETEMADIFAR MOHAMMADREZA, ANDALIB ALI, TALIFI ASHKAN*, SEYEDYOUSEFI YASAMAN
 
* STUDENT RESEARCH COMMITTEE, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Scoliosis is lateral curvature of the spine and postoperative complications are common in these patients. This study aimed to evaluate these complications in adult patients with idiopathic scoliosis.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, postoperative complications of posterior fusion with instrumentation were evaluated in the 93 adult patients. Convenience sampling method was used and patients were allocated into 4 groups of scoliosis deformity types (Long c, thoracic, thoracolumbar/lumbar, and double curve). Complications were compared between the 4 groups. Findings: There was a significant difference between the 4 groups regarding postoperative respiratory complications (P=0.009). There were 35 cases with postoperative complications of them, 20 cases had respiratory complications.
Conclusion: Postoperative complications are common in the adult patients with idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior fusion with instrumentation. Postoperative respiratory complications are the most common one in these patients.

 
Keyword(s): SCOLIOSIS, POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS, SPINAL FUSION
 
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