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European Spine Journal

, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp 2887–2888 | Cite as

Reply to the Letter to the Editor of S. Shahsavari et al. concerning “Predicting medical complications in spine surgery: evaluation of a novel online risk calculator” by M. F. Kasparek et al. (Eur Spine J: doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5707-9)

  • M. F. Kasparek
  • F. Boettner
  • A. Rienmueller
  • M. Weber
  • P. T. Funovics
  • P. Krepler
  • R. Windhager
  • J. Grohs
Author's Reply

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

We certify that we have not signed any agreement with commercial interest related to this study, which would in any way limit publication of any and all data generated for the study or to delay publication for any reason.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Kasparek
    • 1
  • F. Boettner
    • 2
  • A. Rienmueller
    • 1
  • M. Weber
    • 3
  • P. T. Funovics
    • 1
  • P. Krepler
    • 1
  • R. Windhager
    • 1
  • J. Grohs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Vienna General HospitalMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement DivisionHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided TherapyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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