Skip to main content
  • Guidelines for Perioperative Spine: Preoperative Surgical Risk Assessment

    Listen to the Podcast

    Length: 23:02

    This clinical guideline was created to improve patient care by outlining the appropriate information gathering and decision-making processes involved in the treatment of patients with perioperative spinal disease. One objective of this review is to determine preoperative diagnostic studies that predict increased risk of reoperation or SSI in patients with diabetes. In addition, the published literature was assessed to determine if an increased BMI correlates with an increased risk of reoperation or SSI. Finally, the impact of preoperative smoking and risk of reoperation after spinal fusion was evaluated and if smoking cessation decreases risk.

    Click here to access the guidelines

We use cookies to improve the performance of our site, to analyze the traffic to our site, and to personalize your experience of the site. You can control cookies through your browser settings. Please find more information on the cookies used on our site. Privacy Policy