Antibiotic Penetration into Cervical Discs

  title={Antibiotic Penetration into Cervical Discs},
  author={Ronald P. Rhoten and Michael A. Murphy and Iain H. Kalfas and Joseph F. Hahn and John A. Washington},
ANTIBIOTICS ARE FREQUENTLY prophylactically administered in surgical procedures to reduce the incidence of infection. The penetration of antibiotics into lumbar discs has been studied with mixed results, but penetration into cervical discs has not been reviewed. In this study, we examined the penetration of two commonly used antibiotics, oxacillin and cefazolin, into cervical discs. Eighteen patients with a total of 30 discs removed were studied. Two groups, each consisting of four patients… CONTINUE READING

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