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Risks and Complications: Decompression and Fusion Surgeries - Part 1

Due to the magnitude of spine surgery, careful consideration of the risks and complications are necessary. The specialists at CCSI recognize that a patient cannot make a truly informed decision about spine surgery unless all the risks and complications are explained in detail.

This article will review the risks and complications associated with lumbar spine fusion surgery. These risks are common to most types of spine surgery to varying degrees. Patients can use this outline as a guide for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine procedures. Risks specific to decompression surgery are highlighted separately.

Risks and complications can be broken down into several categories as listed below:

 
 

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