Peri-operative management of major spinal surgery

Simon B. Roberts, Athanasios I. Tsirikos

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Paediatric and adult patients requiring major spinal surgery often have significant pre-existing medical co-morbidities as well as their presenting condition, be it deformity, infection, neoplasia or trauma. These patients require preoperative optimization as well meticulous surgical technique and knowledge of the possible intraoperative and postoperative complications to minimize potential morbidity and mortality, which can occur during or after major spinal surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-228
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopaedics and Trauma
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Complications
  • Management
  • Prevention
  • Spinal surgery

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