TY - JOUR AU - Zygourakis, Corinna C. AU - Theodore, Nicholas PY - 2018 TI - Primum non nocere : robots and spinal surgery JF - Journal of Spine Surgery; Vol 4, No 4 (December 2018): Journal of Spine Surgery Y2 - 2018 KW - N2 - In this article, Lieber et al . performed a retrospective analysis of data in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, comparing 257 patients who underwent robot-assisted lumbar fusion with 257 matched controls who underwent conventional lumbar fusion. After controlling for various patient factors, they did not find a significant difference in minor or major complications between the two groups. However, they report increased hospital costs and length of stay in the robot-assisted group, compared with the conventional lumbar fusion group. UR - http://jss.amegroups.com/article/view/4318