Infection rate after spine surgery in cerebral palsy is high and impairs results: multicenter analysis of risk factors and treatment.

@article{Sponseller2010InfectionRA,
  title={Infection rate after spine surgery in cerebral palsy is high and impairs results: multicenter analysis of risk factors and treatment.},
  author={Paul D. Sponseller and Suken A. Shah and Mark F. Abel and Peter O. Newton and Lynn Letko and Michelle S. Marks},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 3},
  pages={711-6}
}
UNLABELLED Infection is a serious complication of surgery to correct scoliosis in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). We obtained multicenter representative figures for deep and superficial infection rates, analyzed risk factors and treatment outcomes, and compared deformity correction relative to infection. We retrospectively reviewed 157 patients who had posterior spinal fusion for CP at one of eight centers. Preoperative and intraoperative variables were subjected to multivariate analysis to… CONTINUE READING

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