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Human Studies

2020 Aug 05

Pain Manag Nurs

The Potential Role of Preoperative Pain, Catastrophizing, and Differential Gene Expression on Pain Outcomes after Pediatric Spinal Fusion.


Perry M, Sieberg CB, Young EE, Baumbauer K, Singh V, Wong C, Starkweather A
Pain Manag Nurs. 2020 Aug 05.
PMID: 32771349.


Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is one of the most common spinal deformities in children and adolescents requiring extensive surgical intervention. Due to the nature of surgery, spinal fusion increases their risk of experiencing persistent postsurgical pain. Up to 20% of adolescents report pain for months or years after corrective spinal fusion surgery.