Development of Consensus-Based Best Practice Guidelines for Postoperative Care Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Nicholas D. Fletcher, MD; Michael P. Glotzbecker, MD; Michelle Marks, PT, MA; Peter O. Newton, MD


Spine. 2017;42(9):E547-E554. 

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Although intraoperative management of AIS with PSF continues to become more standardized, the postoperative care has remained surgeon and hospital specific due to a lack of available recommendations. This BPG, created using the Delphi process and iterative rounds using a nominal group technique, serves to exploit the power of a group of experienced surgeons to create guidelines that may serve as the framework on which postoperative discharge pathways can be constructed.