Do Routine Radiographs Within the First Two Years Following Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion Prompt Revision Surgery?

En este artículo se cuestiona la necesidad de valoración radiológica seriada en pacientes intervenidos de escoliosis, en ausencia de signos clinicos de alarma.
Otras cuestiones que no se consideran, son los posibles problemas legales que esta actitud acarrearia, así como la sensación de “desatención” que tendria para el paciente y la famailia.

Conclusiones: Only 0.60% of postoperative images (18/2990) demonstrated an implant-related complication, and in the absence of clinical indications, none of these patients required surgical intervention. Isolated postoperative radiographs did not lead to any change in management, and consideration should be given to reviewing current protocols for plain radiographs as a monitoring tool after PSF.

Do Routine Radiographs Within the First Two Years Following Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion Prompt Revision Surgery?

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