Complications of Anterior Discectomy

Complications of Anterior Discectomy – which side is better to operate on? The left or the right side of the neck? Well, it appears based on the study below that each side of the neck is equally risky for complications. Effect of approach side during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion on the incidence of recurrent…

Hospital To Pay Up For Screw Left In Body

Neck fusion surgery is becoming more common in the United States as insurance companies tend to reimburse surgeons at a higher rate for it compared with other neck surgeries. However, neck fusion surgery has not been shown to be safer or more advantageous then non-fusion type neck surgery. Complications such as death, infection, disability, and…

Duke University Hospital Surgical Tools Contaminated

Surgical Tools at Two Hospitals Washed with Hydraulic Fluid RALEIGH – Over two months last year, 3,800 patients at two hospitals run by Duke University Health System were exposed to surgery with instruments that were washed in hydraulic fluid instead of detergent, hospital regulators say. Duke Health Raleigh (formerly Raleigh Community) and Durham Regional hospitals…