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  • Spine surgery in elder patients

    If spine surgeries are discussed, we believe that advanced age will create a problem. However, age factor does not mean that the result will be so bad.  We may say that this is a good news for thousands of elder patients who complain for low back pain and have restricted daily movements because of low back pain. In fact, risk of complications may be higher in the patients over 65 years of age when compared with younger patients.  However, it is not a significant risk factor solely.  In other words, a 83-year old individual who have minor health problems recovers from an important surgery better than a 67-year old patient with heart disease. 
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