Dr. Jay Barry and Dr. John Emans
Spinal Fusion Surgery: Decision-making in face of uncertainty.
It’s important and ultimately helpful to be honest and transparent with the family about concerns.e.g. “I’m concerned that the bone may be too soft to achieve satisfactory fixation.”There is so little scientific evidence and studies to pull from to ensure certainty. So much is left to clinical judgement to convey most accurate assessment of risk and benefit.