Intrasite vancomycin powder for the prevention of surgical site infection in spine surgery: a systematic literature review.

@article{Kang2015IntrasiteVP,
  title={Intrasite vancomycin powder for the prevention of surgical site infection in spine surgery: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Daniel Gene Kang and Terrence F. Holekamp and Scott Cameron Wagner and Ronald A Lehman},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={762-70}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Deep surgical site infections (SSIs) following spinal surgery are a significant burden to the patient, patient's family, and the health-care system. Because of increasing pressures to reduce SSIs and control costs, some spine surgeons have begun placing lyophilized vancomycin powder directly into the surgical wound at the conclusion of… CONTINUE READING