We examined the rates of postoperative complications and mortality, as recorded in a hospital discharge registry for the State of Washington for the years 1986 through 1988, for patients who had had an operation of the lumbar spine.
When patients who had had a malignant lesion, infection, or fracture are excluded, there were 18,122 hospitalizations for procedures on the lumbar spine, 84 per cent of which involved a herniated disc of spinal stenosis.
The rates of morbidity and mortality during hospitalization, as well at the hospital chages, increased with the ages of the patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie orthopédique, Traitement, Homme, Rachis pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Morbidité, Complication
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Orthopedic surgery, Treatment, Human, Disease of the spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Epidemiology, Mortality, Morbidity, Complication
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