Five-year Reoperation Rates and Causes for Reoperations Following Lumbar Microendoscopic Discectomy and Decompression.

Posted: January 16, 2020 at 12:06 pm   /   Degenerative

This is a retrospective review on 441 consecutive patients who underwent micro endoscopic lumbar discectomy or decompression from a single surgeon.  At 5 years,  there was  a 89% followup rate. The reoperation rate was 12.4%. 7% of the had additional surgery secondary to recurrent herniations. A .76% had additional surgery secondary to epidural hematoma. Almost […]

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Iliac crest bone graft harvest donor site morbidity. A statistical evaluation.

Posted: December 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm   /   General Spine

This paper published in 1995 is a case series of 261 patients that have had either posterior or anterior iliac crest harvesting for spinal fusion. With current utilization of bone graft substitutes including  bone marrow aspiration and BMP,    many of the more recently trained spine surgeons may not have had the experience of dealing with complications and […]

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