Occurrence of infection in anterior cervical fusion for spinal cord injury after tracheostomy.

@article{Northrup1995OccurrenceOI,
  title={Occurrence of infection in anterior cervical fusion for spinal cord injury after tracheostomy.},
  author={Bruce E. Northrup and Alexander R. Vaccaro and JeffreyE. Rosen and Richard A. Balderston and Jerome M. Cotler},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 22},
  pages={
          2449-53
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN This study retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 11 patients treated for a cervical spine injury with a tracheostomy placed before anterior cervical spine surgery. OBJECTIVES The primary goal was to show that anterior cervical spine surgery in the setting of spinal cord injury is a viable option in patients with previous tracheostomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Respiratory failure after cervical cord injury commonly requires tracheostomy, possibly increasing the risk of soft… CONTINUE READING
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