Manejo da infecção após cirurgia de fixação interna da coluna lombar

  title={Manejo da infecç{\~a}o ap{\'o}s cirurgia de fixaç{\~a}o interna da coluna lombar},
  author={Asdr{\'u}bal Falavigna and Orlando Righesso Neto and Gabriela Poglia Fonseca and Monique Nervo},
The rate of deep wound infections in spinal lumbar fusions is around 0.7% to 11.6%, being one of the causes of morbidity in acute phase. The aim of this study was to evaluate the management of spinal infection after internal lumbar fusions. Two hundred and sixty patients, who underwent to spinal surgery with lumbar fusion and iliac bone grafting, were analized, from January 1997 to January 2005. Wound infection was observed in eight (3%) cases. The average of age was 56 years, with a higher… CONTINUE READING


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