“Local Organiser’s Award” at the Society for Back Pain Research (UK)

11.11.2016
“Local Organiser’s Award” (one of the 3 best paper awards) at the Society for Back Pain Research (UK) for a paper on “effect of previous surgery on complication rates” from the Schulthess clinic in Zurich and Swiss RDL.

“Local Organiser’s Award” at the Society for Back Pain Research (UK)

The paper was based on a master thesis written in the Schulthess clinic in Zurich in collaboration with the Swiss RDL. The study demonstrated a significant dose-response effect of previous surgery on the risk of incurring a complication during subsequent spine surgery. The results can be used by the surgeon when assessing the risk/benefit ratio of further surgery, for informing and consenting the patient.