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Anterior spinal exposures performed by spine or vascular surgeons have a known complication rate of 2-11%. We present the largest single institution experience of anterior spinal exposures performed by Acute Care Surgeons.
The purpose of this study was to characterize the incidence of vascular and visceral injuries during spinal exposures and to identify risk factors contributing to operative complications during the exposure. We hypothesized that patients with a BMI >30 as well as low-volume surgeons (<20 >operations) would have an increased complication rate.
Poster presented at: American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) in Hawaii
Higher Body Mass Index (BMI) and Low-Volume Surgeons Confer Increased Operative Complications in Anterior Spinal Exposures
Shaheen, MD, MHA, Aisha; Rahman, Naveed A.; Mathur, BS, Abhay; Koganti, MD, PGY-4, Deepika; Beekley, MD, FACS, Alec C.; Eisenbrey, PhD, John R.; Marks, MD, Joshua A.; Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCM, Michael S.; and Cohen, MD, FACS, Murray J., "Higher Body Mass Index (BMI) and Low-Volume Surgeons Confer Increased Operative Complications in Anterior Spinal Exposures" (2016). Department of Surgery Posters. 5.