A new study examining the complications associated with adult spinal deformity surgery was published in Spine.
The researchers examined radiographic and implant-related complications in adult spinal deformity surgery. The data from a multicenter, prospective database of surgical patients was reviewed. All patients had two-year follow-ups. There were 245 patients who met inclusion criteria. The researchers reported:
1. The radiographic and implant-related complications were found in 31.7 percent of the patients. A little over half — 52.6 percent — of those patients required a reoperation.