Anterior debridement, fusion, and extrafocal stabilization in the treatment of osteomyelitis of the spine.

@article{Krdel1999AnteriorDF,
  title={Anterior debridement, fusion, and extrafocal stabilization in the treatment of osteomyelitis of the spine.},
  author={Andreas Kr{\"o}del and Anja Kr{\"u}ger and K Lohscheidt and Manfred Pfahler and Hans J{\"u}rgen Refior},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={17-26}
}
To simplify and shorten the rehabilitation after anterior debridement and fusion in pyogenic and tuberculous osteomyelitis of the spine, the role of additional extrafocal dorsal transpedicular instrumentation was studied. Thirty-three (10 female, 23 male) patients were followed up in a prospective study and controlled with an average follow-up period of 22.1 months after the operation with clinical and neurologic check-up, blood test, and serial radiographs. Solid bony fusion and healing of the… CONTINUE READING

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