Complications associated with prone positioning in elective spinal surgery
J Mason DePasse, Mark A Palumbo, Maahir Haque, Craig P Eberson, Alan H Daniels, Department of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, United States
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest: J Mason DePasse has received educational materials from Stryker. Mark A Palumbo has received fees as a consultant for Stryker and research funding from Globus Medical. Maahir Haque has no disclosures. Craig P Eberson has received fees for serving as a speaker for Stryker and as a consultant for Orthofix, Inc. Craig P Eberson has also received intellectual property royalties from Global Medical. Alan H Daniels has received education materials from Stryker, and he has also received fees as a consultant for Osseus. None of these disclosures are relevant to this review.
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Correspondence to: J Mason DePasse, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 23, 2015
Peer-review started: January 24, 2015
First decision: February 7, 2015
Revised: February 12, 2015
Accepted: March 5, 2015
Article in press: March 9, 2015
Published online: April 18, 2015