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Table 2 Pooled rate [122] of major 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 17 17,4% 0 – 39%
Adult Scoliosis 6 30% 10 – 62%
Idiopathic Scoliosis 7 8,6% 0 – 37%*
Congenital Scoliosis 3 3% 0 – 9%
  1. The pooled data [122] seems incomplete in comparison to the total rate of complications, because in the various papers major complications were not always shown. Therefore, a statistical analysis does not make sense. However, this table shows the wide range of variability of major complications in the different entities. * In the IS group one study on fusion down to the pelvis [69] showed the highest rate of major complications (37%), whilst the range in the IS group, excluding this paper was 0 – 9,5%.