“Local Organiser’s Award” at the Society for Back Pain Research (UK)
“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 SwissRDL.
The paper was based on a master thesis written in the Schulthess clinic in Zurich in collaboration with the SwissRDL. 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.