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Why does patients’ discharge delay after vertebral augmentation? A factor analysis of 1,442 patients.


Zhao H, Zhang Z, Wang Y, Qian B, Cao X, Yang M, Liu Y, Zhao Q
Front Surg. 2022; 9:987500.
PMID: 36211299.


Vertebral augmentation techniques are widely used to treat osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). Superior analgesic effects and shortened bed rest time means patients recover quickly, but prolonged unscheduled hospitalization can increase medical expenses and the risk of bed rest complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the reasons for prolonged hospitalization after vertebral augmentation surgery and to determine the relative risk factors.