A randomized study of closed wound suction drainage for extensive lumbar spine surgery.

@article{Brown2004ARS,
  title={A randomized study of closed wound suction drainage for extensive lumbar spine surgery.},
  author={Mark D. Brown and Kathleen Franciska Brookfield},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={1066-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective randomized study. OBJECTIVES To study the risk of infection, hematoma, and neurologic deficits following extensive lumbar spine surgery in patients with or without prophylactic closed wound suction drain placement. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA One randomized study assessing prophylactic drain placement in one-level lumbar spine surgery suggested that the use of a wound drain is not effective at preventing infection and may actually increase the rate of this… CONTINUE READING
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