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Table 1 Pooled rate [122] of complications for the different aetiologies

From: Rate of complications in scoliosis surgery – a systematic review of the Pub Med literature

  Studies Average rate Range
Neuromuscular Scoliosis 22 35% (SD 21) 0 – 89%
Adult Scoliosis 11 44% (SD 24) 10 – 78%
Idiopathic Scoliosis 11 20% (SD 22) 0 – 73%*
Early onset Scoliosis 1 48%  
Congenital Scoliosis 4 14% (SD 23) 0 – 48%
Congenital Heart Disease 1 27%  
  1. This table shows the wide range of variability of the overall complication rate in the different entities. * In the IS group one study on fusion down to the pelvis [69] showed the highest rate of 73%.