Complications: Pseudoarthrosis/nonunion

Raj Kullar, Eric Otto Klineberg, Munish Gupta

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Abstract

Pseudoarthrosis or nonunion of the spine is a well-known complication of large deformity surgery. The identification and prevention of nonunion begins with patient selection, the index surgery, and extends into the postoperative period with close monitoring. We discuss patient factors, surgical factors, diagnosis, and treatment of pseudoarthrosis and nonunion of the spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpine Surgery Basics
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages533-540
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642341267
ISBN (Print)9783642341250
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Kullar, R., Klineberg, E. O., & Gupta, M. (2014). Complications: Pseudoarthrosis/nonunion. In Spine Surgery Basics (pp. 533-540). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34126-7_41