Sumary of Two-surgeon team enhances performance of inexperienced surgeons treating scoliosis:
- July 22, 2021 1 min read Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: Bassett reports no relevant financial disclosures.
- Back to Healio According to published results, a two-surgeon model allows inexperienced surgeons to achieve consistent and reproducible operative performance when treating adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
- According to the study, outcome measures included Lenke classification, levels fused, length of surgery, length of stay, percent of curve correction, blood loss and complications.
- Overall, Bassett and colleagues found “no significant differences” among all outcome measure besides length of stay, in which patients treated by the IS group had a “significantly shorter” length of stay compared with those treated by the ES and EIS groups.
- “The two-surgeon model is an effective tool for providing more consistent and reproducible surgical performance, which leads to more predictable and optimal outcomes following complex scoliosis surgery,” the researchers wrote in the study.