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Special Issue "Improving Safety and Outcomes in Complex Spine Surgery: Advancements in Complication Prediction, Surgical Optimization, and Techniques"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 March 2023) | Viewed by 5514
Special Issue Editor
Interests: spine surgery; spinal tumor; spinal deformity; cancer disparities; predictive analytics; machine learning
Special Issue Information
Complex spine surgery such as involving deformity or tumors has a high complication rate. Although the benefits of surgery have been proven, improving safety remains a primary objective in our field. Advancements in predictive analytics have allowed for preoperative risk stratification, patient counseling, and potential modification of surgical plans. The presence of two specialist surgeons in the operating room, the use of multidisciplinary approaches, minimally-invasive techniques, and other methods have also been shown to potentially decrease complications and improve outcomes in complex spinal disorders. Lastly, advancements such as intraoperative navigation or robotic spine surgery have allowed for improved accuracy and prompt identification or treatment of implant-related adverse events.
The current focus issue is seeking review and original articles on improving safety and outcomes in complex spine surgery. Papers addressing complex spinal disorders such as intractable back pain, spinal deformity, failed back syndrome, and spinal tumors are welcomed.
Dr. Rafael De la Garza Ramos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- spine surgery
- spinal tumor
- metastatic spine disease
- revision surgery
- predictive analytics