Lumbar laminectomy and fusion with routine local application of vancomycin powder: decreased infection rate in instrumented and non-instrumented cases.

@article{Strom2013LumbarLA,
  title={Lumbar laminectomy and fusion with routine local application of vancomycin powder: decreased infection rate in instrumented and non-instrumented cases.},
  author={Russell G Strom and D Pacione and Stephen P Kalhorn and Anthony K. Frempong-Boadu},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={115 9},
  pages={1766-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Wound infections are one of the most common and potentially devastating complications of spinal surgery. Intra-wound application of vancomycin powder has been shown to lower the infection risk following posterior instrumented fusion, but little evidence supports use in other spinal operations. The goal of this study is to assess the efficacy of vancomycin powder for lumbar laminectomy and fusion, both instrumented and non-instrumented. METHODS All cases of lumbar laminectomy and… CONTINUE READING

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