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2023 Jan 23

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Fast-track protocols for patients undergoing spine surgery: a systematic review.


Contartese D, Salamanna F, Brogini S, Martikos K, Griffoni C, Ricci A, Visani A, Fini M, Gasbarrini A
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2023 Jan 23; 24(1):57.
PMID: 36683022.


Fast-track is an evidence-based multidisciplinary strategy for pre-, intra-, and postoperative management of patients during major surgery. To date, fast-track has not been recognized or accepted in all surgical areas, particularly in orthopedic spine surgery where it still represents a relatively new paradigm.