In this series with three seriously ill patients, a vertebral stabilization technique dramatically decreased pain and increased function in the immediate postoperative period.
Though this study demonstrates a relatively high rate of complications for using BMP in children, further study is needed to establish direct attribution.
Cleveland Clinic’s new pain management protocols significantly reduce perioperative morbidity, pain and length of stay for patients undergoing spine fusion for scoliosis.
This novel protocol adjusts the pain medication regimen after scoliosis fusion surgery to promote earlier mobility. Among the first 20 patients treated under it at Cleveland Clinic, LOS has been cut nearly in half.
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