Orthopodcast 13 - Smooth Referral to a Spine Surgeon
T&O surgeons often complain about the unhelpful responses they receive from spine surgery colleagues when they try to refer patients with ‘acute cauda equina syndrome’. The major frustration seems to be the regional variability in tertiary services and often the lack of beds in the centres. We want to help our listeners refer sensitively, assertively and effectively. Aprajay Golash a consultant neurosurgeon at the Royal Preston Hospital suggests how best to manage these crucial interactions.