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2021 Mar 11

Spine Deform

The safety and efficacy of intrathecal morphine in pediatric spinal deformity surgery: a 25-year single-center experience.


Poe-Kochert C, Ina JG, Thompson GH, Hardesty CK, Son-Hing JP, Rubin K, Tripi PA
Spine Deform. 2021 Mar 11.
PMID: 33704687.


Pre-incision intrathecal morphine (IM) is a popular adjunct in adolescent idiopathic spinal deformity surgery. This study represents our 25-year experience with IM in all diagnostic groups undergoing posterior spinal fusion (PSF) and segmental instrumentation (SI).